‘Magic is real’ claims hacked digital road sign in Boulder

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Hackers took control of a digital road sign in Boulder on Sept. 2, 2013, changing it to read "Magic is real." (Photo: Twitter / Jeremy Salken)

Hackers took control of a digital road sign in Boulder on Sept. 2, 2013, changing it to read "Magic is real." (Photo: Twitter / Jeremy Salken)

BOULDER, Colo. — Hackers that have often commandeered digital road signs in Boulder over the past several years, and it appears they’re at it again.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera and a slew of photos on Twitter and Instagram, the newest hacked road sign was spotted near the intersection of Canyon Boulevard and Folsom Street on Monday.

“Magic is real,” the sign read.

The sign is believed to be the work of hackers, though it is uncertain whether this is the same group that programmed “Zombies Ahead” into a sign on Foothills Parkway in 2011, or the suspected group who wrote “Warning Daleks ahead” a year ago.

For the record, Daleks are a race of aliens dreamed up by science fiction writer Terry Nation and popularized in the British TV show “Doctor Who” in the 1960s.