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Hacked highway sign in Texas warns of British

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Posted: February 7, 2009 4:13 a.m.
Updated: February 7, 2009 4:13 a.m.

LUBBOCK, Texas - A hacked electronic highway sign in northwestern Texas carried an international message not seen much in centuries on this side of the pond.

The sign Friday briefly flashed: "OMG The British R coming. They R watching you."

KCBD-TV reports the electronic sign was in a construction area in southwest Lubbock.

The Texas Department of Transportation says the mobile sign belongs to a contractor.

A statement from Austin Bridge & Road says someone "with a questionable sense of humor" accessed the password on the message board.

The company says its portable sign that was hacked has since been removed, since a permanent exit sign has now been installed, and locks have been added to the portable version.

No word yet on the culprits.

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