Hacker Responsible for “Fire in Your Pants” on San Diego County Emergency Website

by on May 16, 2014 · 0 comments

in Environment, San Diego

fire in pants hack May 2014By Gail Powell

The New York Daily News is reporting that the County of San Diego Emergency website is warning about “fire in your pants.”

But the incessant heat and wind that has caused a state of emergency to be declared in the San Diego area didn’t cause county workers to err. ”

A hacker managed to insert the silly message on the county website and app,” said the NY Daily News article.

Shocked visitors to the San Diego County emergency website were told that a devastating blaze threatening hundreds of homes was located “in your pants. ”

Whoever managed to get into the system and type “fire in your pants” in the notes section overrode the standard “Fire in Your Parts” segment.

The terrible fires that have consumed so much of San Diego’s parched north county in the last few days are no laughing matter. But the fire in your pants gag did not last long on the website.

The county’s communications director Mike Workman said “the offending words” were overwritten shortly after they went up Tuesday, May 13. They were removed almost immediately.

photo credit: New York Daily News

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