Another programmer gone bad story:
Man Arrested for ‘Whac-A-Mole’ Sabotage
Mallet-wielding children in arcades and amusements parks could be holding their weapons over mole holes in vain, waiting for a weasel that just won’t pop. If you run across a Whac-A-Mole arcade cabinet that becomes a dud out of nowhere, it might not be the arcade’s fault. A game programmer in Florida has been running a scheme since 2008, infecting Whac-A-Moles with a computer virus.
A Florida local news video on the story is available here.
This sort of thing can happen just about anywhere. How to avoid it? More on that later.