Usually when a hacker takes control of a system, they use it for a good purpose (on their end, anyway). But some hackers have made jokes or pranks with their hacks. Here is a list of the top of them...
When some hackers took control of a power plant, instead of shutting it down or messing with the systems, they played the song "Thunderstruck" by the rock band AC/DC at full volume. Considering it was a power plant, this band matched perfectly.
Okay, so I'm probably not the first one to do this, but it's a classic. DON'T DO THIS IF YOU ARE HIDING SOMETHING VALUABLE.
I'm personally sad I never got to witness this, but one genius hacker had the idea of spoofing a street sign to say "Godzilla Attack!"
In 2013, Burger King's Twitter account got hacked to be replaced by the Golden Arches of McDonald's. The irony of this rivalry was probably the motivation.
Britney Spears' Twitter account got hacked in 2009, and the hackers went full Illuminati on it. If you've ever watched NigaHiga's video on Illuminati conspiracy theories, you might just find this story even more amusing.
If anyone is old enough, you might remember the Max Headroom television hack. In 1987, a hacker interrupted a PBS playing of Doctor Who. It was a bit more eerie than funny, but it was still one of the greatest hacks of all time.
So, there you go. Not all hackers have to be serious or take down government facilities. If you have the wit, you might even be able to add yourself to one of these lists. Who knows? Maybe you'll be the first to play the SpongeBob Campfire song on Microsoft's website...
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