Hackers detonate fake nuke on live news; Czech Republic is so not amused

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Hackers are an annoyance usually, but sometimes they pull a funny or tricky prank, and then I must stand up and politely applaud. Sadly, they sometimes get caught. Such is the case of six ill-fated hacker types from the Czech Republic, who managed to sneak this fake nuclear blast into a news channel’s weather webcam. That is awesome.

It’s a harmless prank, to be sure, but the group is looking at up to three years in jail each for “spreading false information”. We’re hoping the court realizes this is just a fun and clever way to make art, and not a crime by any stretch.