Welcome to the world of hackers, where not everything is doom and gloom. Contrary to popular belief, some hackers have a great sense of humor and enjoy leaving their mark in the most unconventional ways possible. From tweaking government websites to pranking corporate giants, we've gathered five instances when these digital pranksters showed us that hacking doesn't always have to be malicious – sometimes it's just for laughs. So sit back, relax, and get ready for a good chuckle as we delve into the world of mischievous hacks!
1: Ellen takes on al-Qaeda
In 2011, the U.S. military killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In the years since al-Qaeda has been trying to regroup and rebuild. But one thing they haven't been able to do is to find a new leader that can fill bin Laden's shoes.
Enter Ellen DeGeneres.
In a recent episode of her show, Ellen took on al-Qaeda in a hilarious way. She started by saying that she had recently seen a commercial for a new dating app called "Tinder." The app allows users to swipe right if they're interested in someone and left if they're not.
Ellen then showed a picture of al-Qaeda's new leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and said that she had swiped left on him. She joked that he was probably looking for someone who likes "long walks on the beach...and blowing up buildings."
The audience laughed, but Ellen wasn't done yet. She showed another picture of al-Zawahiri and said that she had also swiped left on him because he was "wearing Crocs." Again, the audience laughed.
Ellen concluded by saying that she hoped al-Qaeda would find a new leader soon so we could all "get back to living our lives without fear." It was a funny way to take on a serious topic, and it reminded us that even in the face of terrorism, we can still find ways to laugh.
2: A glorious resurrection!
In the world of hacking, there is always a sense of humor to be found. Whether it’s a clever prank or an inside joke, hackers have a way of making light of any situation. Here are some examples of times when hackers had a sense of humor:
1. In 2012, a group of hackers took over the Twitter account of the Associated Press and tweeted out a false report that two explosions had taken place at the White House. This resulted in a brief panic on Wall Street and caused the stock market to plunge.
2. In 2015, someone hacked into the Hollywood sign and changed it to read “Hollyweed”. This was done in honor of California’s decision to legalize marijuana.
3. In 2016, a hacker took control of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page and posted a message saying that he was giving away free money. Needless to say, many people fell for this scam.
4. In 2017, someone hacked into Burger King’s Twitter account and announced that they were giving away free Whoppers to everyone in America. This resulted in long lines at Burger King restaurants across the country.
5. In 2018, a group of hackers took over the Twitter account of The New York Times and posted a fake article claiming that Donald Trump had resigned from office. This obviously caused quite a stir on social media.
As you can see, hackers have a great sense of humor!
3: Godzilla vs. Rush Hour Traffic: the movie
We all know the feeling of being stuck in traffic and wanting to pull our hair out. But what if the thing causing the traffic was a giant, destructive lizard? In this fun hypothetical movie, Godzilla causes havoc in a major city by stomping through rush-hour traffic. Cars are smashed, buildings are toppled, and innocent people are trampled. As the military tries to contain the situation, they quickly realize that their conventional weapons are no match for Godzilla. With the city in ruins, it's up to a brave group of hackers to take down the monster using their computer skills. They race against time to find a weakness in Godzilla's armor and take him down before he can cause any more destruction. This movie is sure to be filled with action, comedy, and suspense.
4: Donald Trump teases his new mixtape
Donald Trump teases his new mixtape
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, President-elect Donald Trump teased the possibility of a new mixtape. "I'm thinking about doing a little something," he said. "It wouldn't be just music, it would be words too."
This isn't the first time Trump has shown an interest in the hip-hop world. In 2012, he tweeted that he was "honored" to have been name-dropped by Lil Wayne on the track "Rich as Fuck." And last year, he met with Kanye West at Trump Tower, leading to speculation that they were working on music together.
Trump's relationship with the hip-hop community has been fraught, to say the least. He's been criticized by artists like J. Cole and T.I., and was even booed off stage at a benefit concert for Hurricane relief when he tried to rap along to DMX's "X Gon' Give it to Ya."
But despite all of this, Trump seems dead set on making his mark on the world of hip-hop. So will we be getting a Donald Trump mixtape sometime in the near future? Only time will tell.
5: AC/DC make it in Iran
AC/DC recently made headlines when they became the first Western band to ever play in Iran. The concert, which was held in Tehran, was a historic moment for both the band and the country.
In a country that is known for its strict Islamic laws, AC/DC's music may seem like an unlikely choice. However, the band has been able to connect with Iranian fans through their music.
The concert was reportedly a huge success, with fans chanting and singing along to every song. AC/DC's performance in Iran is a testament to the power of music to bring people together.