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Road Rage: Hackers Say ‘No Latinos’ on Highway Sign
Posted By admin On May 25, 2010 @ 10:15 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled
BRIAN HAMACHER and CAROLYN RYAN
May 25, 2010
Electronic road sign hackers generally like to warn motorists of zombie and raptor attacks, but in South Florida, the signs are apparently being used to fuel the immigration debate.
A highway sign flashing “NO LATINOS NO TACOS” greeted drivers on the Palmetto Expressway in Northwest Miami-Dade, after hackers managed to alter it early Tuesday morning.
The sign was in the northbound side of the 826, right near the Northwest 25th street exit.
It’s unknown how long the sign had been flashing the message, but by 6 a.m., members of the Florida Highway Patrol and a road crew had turned the sign away from the highway and were working to erase the message.
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