Max Headroom signal hijacking

Happy Max Headroom signal hijacking day!!

The Max Headroom signal hijacking occurred on the night of November 22, 1987, when the television broadcasts of two stations in Chicago, Illinois, United States, were hijacked in an act of broadcast piracy by a video of an unidentified person wearing a Max Headroom mask and costume.

According to Motherboard, the incident became an influential “cyberpunk hacking trope”.

The government was unamused. Officials from the FCC, the agency responsible for regulating America’s airwaves, pledged to track down the mysterious culprits and bring them to justice.

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