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KYTC: Contractor's 'Send Nudes' road sign was a result of hacking

The department does not want your nudes. Do not send them.
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Posted at 1:51 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 14:40:24-05

PINE KNOT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Whitley County drivers got a shock while driving on Highway 92 when a road signed made a pretty personal demand.

An electronic road sign in Pine Knot asked drivers to "send nudes." Officials with the Kentucky Transportation say that the sign was hacked and was part of a contracted construction project.

The sign was quickly turned off by administrators. The system belonged to McCreary County and was password protected, but someone was able to crack the code.

An LEX 18 viewer sent a photo saying he noticed the sign on his commute home and had to stop to take photos.