Someone hacked every tornado siren in Dallas. It was loud.
By Avi Selk
Apr 9 2017
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: