Wired’s Editor once took over all the telephone lines for LA’s radio station KIIS-FM, guaranteeing that he would be the 102nd caller, and winning a Porsche 944 S2.
On February 11th 2013, hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System networks in Great Falls, Montana and Marquette, Michigan to broadcast an emergency alert that zombies have risen from their graves in several counties in Montana and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
In 2010, hackers successfully broke into Sony Music servers and stole every single recording done by Michael Jackson, including unheard studio sessions and unreleased songs, contained in over 50,000 audio files. They were never caught.
A 15-year-old blind kid was able to use his enhanced hearing to hack telephone systems by perfectly reproducing dial tones. He even went as far as faking calls to the SWAT team in order to have them surround the houses of his enemies.
A man was held in prison for four and a half years, without conviction, because law enforcement was convinced that he could start a nuclear war by whistling into a payphone.