Texas Road Sign Hack

Event Year: 2009 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Transportation

A hacker gained access to a digital road sign in the Austin area.  He changed the sign to read “Zombies Ahead” during the morning commute.  The sign reverted back to its original message hours later.


No damage to the sign.  Tampering with road signs is a misdemeanor in Texas, with penalties ranging from fines to jail time.