If you see a crude poem on an electronic signpost, it is not the handy work of the municipal authorities rather, it is the work of an annoyed, attention-seeking hacker.
Reality is definitely stranger than fiction. Until now we believed that hackers used vulgar content to blackmail users but now they have gone a step further by using it to display anger and protest in France.
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A French hacker managed to post probably the rudest road sign ever to register his protest. He hacked an electronic parking sign installed on a busy street at Lille’s Boulevard Louis XVI.
What the road sign displayed?
As a result of hack, the signpost which usually displayed information about available free spaces in the public car parks of the city, showed the words:
“Bite” (d**k), “couille” (ball, or te***le), chatte (p***y), and cul (a**e).
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The parking sign was hacked after a French court declared that Strauss-Kahn, while being the head of the IMF (international monetary fund), didn’t prompt or encourage the group-sex sessions that he attended with his friends, according to The Register.
The hacker operates through the Twitter account @Ivoidwarrantie. According to the hacker, replacing the road sign with the explicit poem was an attempt to show his disagreement with the acquittal of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from right under the noses of the Gendarmerie Nationale over pimping charges.
The unapologetic hacker, after making the hack public, tweeted the reason behind his protest:
Beaucoup me demande avec quoi j'ai fait ce Hack, voici la réponse : pic.twitter.com/HeqaWCCrA9
— i void warranties (@ivoidwarrantie) September 1, 2015
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