Motorists in Austin, TX were shocked to learn of warnings that zombies have infiltrated their midst. A construction road sign in central Austin was hacked into and was made to read Zombies Ahead, much to the chagrin of city officials:
An Austin road sign meant to warn motorists about road conditions instead read: “The end is near! Caution! Zombies ahead!” Vandals broke off a lock on the sign in central Austin early Monday and then hacked into the computer to change the words, said Sara Hartley, a city spokeswoman. When they were done, the sign read: “The end is near! Caution! Zombies ahead! Run for cold climate!” Before leaving, the vandals reset the password so the city could not easily change the sign. The sign’s humorous warning stayed up for several hours before the manufacturer of the computer could reset the password. Austin officials aren’t taking the spoof lightly, noting it is a criminal act. “The sign’s content was humorous, but the act of changing it wasn’t,” Hartley said. Austin police are investigating the situation, and the vandals could face a Class C misdemeanor charge of tampering with a road sign, Hartley said. It is the first time Hartley said she has had heard of vandals hacking into a sign and changed its warning.
Hee hee, this is a great story … criminal, but still pretty damn funny. Some mischievous folks over at THIS site have even provided instructions on how the hacking was accomplished. Naughty, Naughty. After the jump, check out a great video that is kinda marginally related to this story and might take you back a few years …
Great song, yes? LOL … I felt it was only apropos to post the vid to go along with his funny story.