Train airs hacker's PM insult
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
TORONTO — A case of "electronic vandalism" mocking the Prime Minister has left a media company red-faced after a hacker tampered with advertising signs on Toronto commuter trains to read "Stephen Harper Eats Babies."
GO Transit officials promised yesterday to block further insults on its trains.
But a digital security expert said the proliferation of electronic signs that are programmed with Internet connections makes this kind of digital tampering as easy as buying a $23.95 gadget -- and more of it should be expected.
The note first popped up Thursday on one of two narrow scrolling signs that are installed in each of the rail system's 395 cars.