Hackers Hit Michigan Radio's RDS, Post Profane Message About Host
March 13, 2014 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Someone hacked the RDS data at MICHIGAN RADIO to display what MILIVE.COM reports as a "profane message targeted at a radio host" on MONDAY (3/10).
The message went out to listeners to WFUM/FLINT and WVGR/GRAND RAPIDS but not WUOM/ANN ARBOR, and marketing director STEVE CHRYPINSKI would not say which talent was targeted and what the message said, although the message appeared during the stations' airing of NPR's "FRESH AIR WITH TERRY GROSS."
On the stations' website, CHRYPINSKI posted a message apologizing to listeners and saying that MICHIGAN RADIO "took immediate steps to address this breach as soon as we became aware of it, including updating the passwords and other security settings used to access our RDS display. We are also further encrypting our system to avoid a repeat of this incident."