We're not sure how we missed this while attending the centennial event for Chevrolet yesterday, but apparently a cyber prankster got the better of General Motors while we were busying reporting on a new Trailblazer, the Spark EV and the return of the Belle Isle Grand Prix to Detroit.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, visitors to the company's headquarters yesterday would see the word "sucks" on their computer screens after any mention of certain competitors when using a particular Wi-Fi network in the building. The targeted competitors were Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and Honda.

A GM spokesman confirmed that the automaker had nothing to do with the prank, which was quickly fixed. The prank's perpetrator? A subcontractor who had helped set up the network. When pressed on why he/she did it, the prankster reportedly said it was intended to be humorous. We're betting the subcontractor's employer won't find it funny when GM takes its business elsewhere next time, which will probably make life suck for the subcontractor.


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      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's hilarious. Sucks for him, though.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      Computer geeks live in a virtual world where trolling has little or no consequence...sh*t's about to get real for this one however. Enjoy your permaban from working at that company..;)
      pprice9748
      • 3 Years Ago
      KILROY WAS" THERE TOO".
      noodlz
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it's a union job then he may be a-ok.
        reattadudes
        • 3 Years Ago
        @noodlz
        you mean like those union guys at Chrysler that were caught smoking dope on tape, and were promptly fired? I'm sure this would be much better received over at the redstate.com site.
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @reattadudes
          They were fired the second time they got caught.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        tgsid
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'll take a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport for a penny. If you won't give me one, then I'll sue for false advertisement.
      Howard
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are you sure they weren't speaking of Detroit in general?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Howard
        You know, I'm just wondering if any of these trolls who speak about Detroit being such a horrible place have EVER traveled to Detroit?
          ddan8719
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          sure nufff....and my opinion remains un-changed..
        bman78
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Howard
        ha ha ha +1
      • 3 Years Ago
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      stripedbass7
      • 3 Years Ago
      P.S. i never was burned by GM. But ive seen too many single moms, veterans & retirees { consumers PERIOD}That THOUGHT, im getting a safe reliable car. They learned the Hard way, they cant trust you. I never did.
        Lemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stripedbass7
        Please go away (and start using normal parentheses)
      Matt Wood
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unprofessional. But funny.
        erjhe
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matt Wood
        That was my thought. I chuckled, but half can't believe the subcontractor thought it would be OK.
          AP1_S2K
          • 3 Years Ago
          @erjhe
          thats what makes it even funnier
      stripedbass7
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL! Wow ! thats the pot calling the kettle black ! Hows that MILE LONG LEMONLAW RECALL list going for you GM ? i love how the sticker on the GM doors say " Engineered in U.S.A. aSsEmBlEd in Mexico".
      • 3 Years Ago
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      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome
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