Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/25/hacked_road_sign/

'Kevin Rudd sucks' declares hacked Oz road sign

Police with bolt cutters 'preserve PM's honour'

By Lester Haines

Posted in Security, 25th February 2010 09:47 GMT

Police intervention was required earlier this week when "political protesters" hacked a Sydney traffic sign and declared "Kevin Rudd sucks" to passing motorists in the city's Rose Bay.

The declaration proved such a "major distraction" to passing motorists that cops were eventually obliged to gain access to the offending device's power box with bolt cutters in order to "preserve the Prime Minister's honour".

Police are "baffled" as to how the activists gained control of the sign, which you can see in all its hacked glory right here. ®