Hacked electronic sign in Merced reads ‘Make America Great,’ ‘Trump 2020’

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Video courtesy of Merced Gateway News

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

MERCED, California (KSEE/KGPE) — A digital traffic sign was hacked in Merced on Thursday night.

The sign was on the side of a parking lot where construction was taking place.

The following morning a contractor found the hacked signboard with the message “Trump 2020” and “Make America Great” slogans on it.

“Someone overnight hacked one of our contractor’s signboards and changed the message,” a city official said. “When the contractor found out about it in the morning, they promptly changed the sign back.”

It is unknown who hacked the sign.

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