Those in attendance for yesterday’s Chevrolet press conference — where officials blasted out details an electric Spark launching in the U.S., the confirmation of an all-new SUV, details on all-new Ecotec engines, the reviving of the Belle Isle Grand Prix, and more — may have noticed something strange with their internet on their laptops.
According to The Wall Street Journal, a WiFi router installed by a third party designated to provide internet access in the building was modified to place the word “sucks” in front of wherever the mention of Chrysler, Ford, Honda or Toyota appeared on any webpage. So instead of reading something about “Honda,” you would instead be reading “Honda sucks.”
According to GM, the comedian hacker was a subcontractor that installed the router, though GM declined to identify any specifics. The prank has since been reversed. Hopefully they will be installing routers at local universities next.
Source: The Wall Street Journal