Posted Monday, May 6, 2013 --- 11:55 a.m.
This story is getting a lot of attention on social media today. Somebody hacked a traffic sign in Madison, displaying “ZOMBIES AHEAD” as a warning to drivers.
The sign was on Highland Ave. near the UW Hospital.
We checked in with Mega Rentals, INC. They're the company that owns the message board that was hacked this morning.
We're told that the message boards have hand held units that can be used to hack into the boards, but that the hand held unit was bolted in and kind of hidden.
We're told this means that whoever hacked the board, must have spent some time opening up the equipment and accessing the hand held unit in order to post the "ZOMBIES AHEAD" message.
We're also told that message boards in general have pretty standard passwords, which can be looked up online.