Someone hacked every tornado siren in Dallas. It was loud.

Someone hacked every tornado siren in Dallas. It was loud.
By Avi Selk
Apr 9 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/04/09/someone-hacked-every-tornado-siren-in-dallas-it-was-loud/

Dallas residents got an unexpected wake up call Friday, April 8 when all the city’s 156 emergency sirens were set off just before midnight. Officials says a hacker was to blame. (Reuters)

Last year, someone kept hacking into traffic signs in Dallas — corrupting bland electronic messages into jokey missives such as: “Work is Canceled — Go Back Home” and “Donald Trump Is A Shapeshifting Lizard!!”

Funny? Dumb? Vandalism? Whatever your opinion of the pranks, the big Dallas hack of 2016 had one quality totally lacking in this year’s sequel: It was silent.

On Friday night, 18 minutes before midnight, every single one of Dallas’s 156 emergency weather sirens started doing this:

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