GM network hacked to make fun of its rivals at Spark unveiling image

During the unveiling of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark at the General Motors building in Detroit, a Wi-Fi router providing internet access to some parts of the location has been modified to enter the word “sucks” after any mention of Ford, Chrysler, Toyota or Honda on any webpage accessed through that connection.

The General Motors spokesman Selim Bingol has declined to identify the business or the installer after proving that the prankster was a subcontractor that installed the router and has called the incident “not funny”, saying that the problem has been fixed.

Even if most of the rival automakers targeted by the “prankster” don’t believe that the subcontractor is actually such a big GM fan that he risked his job to do this, General Motors doesn’t want to announce the identity of the person. It seems that the incident has been timed with the unveiling of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark.

The new generation of the Spark is expected to debut in the United States early next year and it will be followed later in 2012 by the Spark EV.