Road sign hacked: Zombies In Area, Run!

Seems like someone has been playing too much Left 4 Dead on the old 360. Road signs in Austin were hacked overnight, leaving morning commuters surprised to find two road signs which was meant to warn about upcoming construction instead warn of “Zombies In Area, Run!”

A city spokesperson reported the messages were up for a few hours, until the construction project manager corrected the error. Still, the H.G. Wells War of the Worlds moment deserves recognition. The padlock protecting the sign was cut, and the computer inside was protected by a password.

My favorite part on the story about the hacking? The station’s attempt to get comments. Get this last paragraph:

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