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DOT Construction Signs Hacked To Read 'Impeach Obama'

DDogbreath 2012/07/08 17:52:04
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July 05, 2012|By Todd Walker | Channel 2 News

ANCHORAGE,
Alaska — Several electronic road construction signs around Anchorage
were hacked late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, according to
the state Department of Transportation.

Signs that normally
display closure and detour information, like the one on Minnesota Drive
near 100th Avenue, were changed to read “Impeach Obama.” That particular
sign wasn’t fixed until sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday.

It happened because DOT says it doesn't lock the boxes on the signs that hold the message control pad.

Construction managers say sign-hacking has never happened before, so they never thought to lock the boxes.

DOT says that changed this morning, and now all of them will be locked.

“I'm
sure somebody thought it was a pretty funny joke but we try to convey a
lot of important information with these signs,” said Tim Croghan, a
regional construction engineer for DOT.

Tamara Douglas snapped a picture of the sign message around 6 a.m. Thursday.




“('Impeach
Obama') was the only thing that was on the sign,” Douglas said. “It was
coming in and out and just said that over and over again.”

DOT
says anyone caught tampering with construction signs could face charges
of criminal mischief, which is a Class A misdemeanor.

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  • ThinkAboutIt! 2012/07/14 01:57:33
    Nice Job
    ThinkAboutIt!
    +1
    What makes you think it was hacked!?
  • Lord Emperor of Dune 2012/07/12 00:58:56
  • DDogbreath Lord Em... 2012/07/12 03:52:17 (edited)
    DDogbreath
    If Romney is nominated you will practically guarantee Obama's re-election.
    This is a repeat of election 2008. Nominate a crappy candidate again.

    practically guarantee obamas re-election repeat election 2008 nominate crappy candidate

    “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” Albert Einstein


    Ron Paul 2012!
  • Lord Em... DDogbreath 2012/07/12 04:06:16
    Lord Emperor of Dune
    +1
    Wait. I read that the first time and it said "if Romney is elected". Then it changed... I know i'm not going crazy! haha!

    I agree. I'd love to see Paul in office, but it's not happening this time around. Maybe next time. Hopefully next time
  • DDogbreath Lord Em... 2012/07/12 04:08:39
    DDogbreath
    Now or never, it will be 4 more of Obama if you "Mittiot's" don't wise up.
  • Lord Em... DDogbreath 2012/07/12 04:34:19
    Lord Emperor of Dune
    +1
    Hey now. I'm no great fan of Romney. But Paul can't win. It's just not possible. I wish it were.
  • DDogbreath Lord Em... 2012/07/12 04:42:55
    DDogbreath
    It's now or never get behind Paul or suck Obama's ass for four more years.

    Romney can not get the IND or DEM votes needed to win.
    Paul can get those votes and kick Obama's ass in a debate.

    Romney has too much dirt the DNC will shred him on it.

    They will have to go after Paul on the issues only. They are not used to that.

    Why do you think "liberal media" shoved him down your throat and "blacked out" Paul? They know Obama will beat Romney. Period.
  • kfallslady 2012/07/10 01:14:45
    Nice Job
    kfallslady
    +1
    right on....
  • ruthannhausman 2012/07/09 14:47:26
    Nice Job
    ruthannhausman
    +1
    The little devil in me says "nice job," but the more rational me says that's not how decent folks act. The OWS crowd loves this kind of tactic, but responsible citizens don't trash things or mess with taxpayer properties like this. So, alas, I had to chuckle at first, but then my conscience kicked in and I decided that I will not condone this behavior. Fortunately, it was not a huge expense to fix. So do me a favor and never let me know who the rascal was that did it. lol
  • jule-sy 2012/07/09 13:57:20
    My "feelings" are hurt
    jule-sy
    +1
    Wait until he finds out! =D
  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2012/07/09 11:06:06
    Nice Job
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +1
    PERFECT! Hats off to the Hackers! LMAO!
  • bman~AVA~BTTB 2012/07/09 08:54:10
    Nice Job
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    Wooohoooo! Way to go whoever you are! For the record I can tell you that those signs aren't hard to program. I used to work in a business that used to set up those kinds of signs and they're not that difficult to program
  • uguess 2012/07/09 08:44:19
    Nice Job
    uguess
    +2
    APPLAUSE
  • Bozette 2012/07/09 07:30:33
    Nice Job
    Bozette
  • DDogbreath Bozette 2012/07/09 07:32:44
    DDogbreath
    +1
    Thank you Bozette How have you been?
  • Bozette DDogbreath 2012/07/09 07:54:58
    Bozette
    +1
    I am well, and you? Btw, thanks for the chuckle!
  • DDogbreath Bozette 2012/07/09 08:02:43
    DDogbreath
    +1
    Hanging in there is about the best I can say right now. Glad you had a chuckle!
  • Bozette DDogbreath 2012/07/09 08:24:17
    Bozette
    +1
    Hanging in there is better than hanging out there...(don't ask, personal experience I'd prefer to forget)...lol
  • DDogbreath Bozette 2012/07/09 08:30:35
    DDogbreath
    +1
    That all depends on who you are hanging out with... LOL
  • Bozette DDogbreath 2012/07/09 08:43:11
    Bozette
    +1
    Who...what...true!
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/07/09 06:24:28
    Nice Job
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +3
    LOL haha
  • Pat 2012/07/09 06:02:17
    My "feelings" are hurt
    Pat
    +1
    Alaska? Anyone know the whereabouts of Sarah Palin?
  • DDogbreath Pat 2012/07/09 06:56:20
    DDogbreath
    +2
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
  • Daniel 2012/07/09 02:27:33
    Nice Job
    Daniel
    +3
    I love it.
  • The Duke 2012/07/08 18:36:16
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    The Duke
    +1
    While I certainly agree with the sentiment and acknowledge their ingenuity, it's not a good idea to do it this way.

    In my days of being a dumb, mischievious kid I and one of my friends knocked out the flashing lights on some road construction signs as a lark. Not long after doing so, I almost drove into a hole in the street because the flashers weren't working. We decided not to do that again.
  • DDogbreath The Duke 2012/07/08 18:49:24
    DDogbreath
    +3
    Well there was nothing mentioned in the article about a "bridge out ahead" ...
  • DeeB 2012/07/08 18:19:20
    Nice Job
    DeeB
    +5
    It's just a rotten shame that stuff like this has to be done for the people to make their points. People have had their concerns about him since day one and they did nothing.
  • Mr. T 2012/07/08 18:11:10
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    Mr. T
    +8
    I so love my state. Alaskans hate Obama.....God I love my state.
  • DDogbreath Mr. T 2012/07/08 18:20:01
    DDogbreath
    +5
    It struck me funny especially "and now all of them will be locked."
  • irish 2012/07/08 18:09:07
    Nice Job
    irish
  • DDogbreath irish 2012/07/08 18:20:41
  • ConLibFraud 2012/07/08 17:58:53
    Nice Job
    ConLibFraud
    +6
    But we don't need to impeach him. His is a criminal fraud impostor and should be in prison and everything he has done is null and void!
  • DDogbreath ConLibF... 2012/07/08 18:09:22
    DDogbreath
    +4
    I wish I saw it... A great way for cheap entertainment on a boring drive... LOL
  • ConLibF... DDogbreath 2012/07/08 18:58:59
    ConLibFraud
    +3
    Oh I agree!!! Very entertaining!
  • Jo 2012/07/08 17:56:26
    Nice Job
    Jo
    +1
    why would the actions of morons "hurt" anyones feelings? I mean, seriously? If Obama had committed an impeachable offense, guess what? Impeachment procedures would have been put in place loooooooong ago. The fact that these idiots cant figure this out gives Obama soooooo much more power:)) I love it when these twits show thier stupidity. obama  oxygen republicans
  • DDogbreath Jo 2012/07/08 17:58:34 (edited)
    DDogbreath
    +4


    We wouldn't be able to afford the "Oxygen Tax" and "cost analysis committee" and the "Oxygen Czar" so suffocation wouldn't seem so bad.
  • Jo DDogbreath 2012/07/08 18:00:35
    Jo
    +1
    that must be you suffocating:)
  • DDogbreath Jo 2012/07/08 18:10:09
    DDogbreath
    +1
    No chuckling...
  • Jo DDogbreath 2012/07/08 18:11:46
    Jo
    that doesnt surpise me--its over your head, so you try to cover to make it look like you're laughing:))
  • DDogbreath Jo 2012/07/08 19:09:01
    DDogbreath
    +2
    No you were the one that missed it totally... (Still Laughing)

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