DOT Construction Signs Hacked To Read ‘Impeach Obama’

Todd Walker


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

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.

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  1. An admirable piece of hacktivism! Except that “impeach Obama” sounds like something a partisan Republican might say, for the wrong reasons. It would be better if the sign included Obama’s impeachable offenses, or the offensive and unimpeachable facts (relating to executive-ordered murders and whatnot) of his sorry administration.

  2. BTW, and I’m not saying I’m a fan of Obama, but aren’t those “FUBO” stickers I see on right-wingers cars a bit vulgar and stupid? After all they’re the ones complaining about Democrats overall behavior and bad language, so what is the point exactly? It’s not gonna help Romney.

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