Finally Hawaii makes it illegal to hack road signs

The state Department of Transportation is putting out a warning to the general public that it is against the law to alter an official roadwork message board.

This comes after two different signs were hacked the previous two nights, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The DOT has stated that contractors will alter the passwords to the road sign databases and increase the level of protection.

Anyone who is caught tampering with a sign could face a fine of up to $200 for the first offense.

Along Pali Highway, a sign that read “Deoccupy Hawaii… Stop Cop City… Defend Atlanta Forest” was vandalized on Tuesday night. It was making a reference to a violent demonstration that was still going on in Atlanta, Georgia.

The next night, in order to demonstrate their support for the LGBTQ+ community, hackers tampered with another traffic sign that was located on Kailua Road.

Officials from the Department of Transportation have stated that the unapproved messages were manually coded, and that the HDOT systems have not been breached.