Friday 28 July 2017

Billboard hijacked by porn hackers

Russian advertisers blamed hackers for the cyber attack
Russian advertisers blamed hackers for the cyber attack

Drivers in downtown Moscow were squinting in disbelief when an electronic highway billboard blazed a two-minute pornographic video in place of regular advertising clips.

Late-night traffic on one of the capital's busiest roads slowed to a crawl as a couple's explicit escapades appeared across the 9-by-6-metre display on Thursday.

The screen's owner -- the 3 Stars advertising agency -- blamed the incident on a hacker attack.

City police said they had yet to receive any complaints and had not opened an investigation.

Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted a city official as saying that Moscow would bolster the security of data transmission to ad screens in light of the attack.

Footage of the video has been posted on popular video-sharing websites.

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