Digital billboards hacked in Malmö: Showed Meatspin porn

The digital advertising billboards at Malmö Central station were hijacked yesterday, and instead of displaying ads and information, it showed sequences from Meatspin (Link goes to Know Your Meme, links there may be NSFW), a shock site showing "really bad porn", according to witnesses.

Maria Escalante was switching buses when she arrived at the central station, and narrowly missed her transfer, she tells Aftonbladet. That's when she noticed that the digital signs were showing porn. She asked a few young men who were watching it if it had been going on for a long time, and they said yes. Maria Escalante alerted station workers who shut off the signs.

Magnus Andersson at Skånetrafikens press office considers the hack "some sort of prank or joke", but also clarifies that "the signs are not handled through our servers" so they have not been breached. Global Agencies OOH are running a 'test' with the city of Malmö, and it's their servers that have been breached. As soon as they learned the signs were compromised they shut the system down. Roger Starck at Global Agencies says to Aftonbladet that they are investigating the intrusion into their system: ”We got a call from a security guard at Malmö central and seen what was on the screen and we turned it off as soon as we became aware. The system must be safe, and right now I can not answer how someone managed to hack into it, we are currently investigating this."

Roger regards the incident as very serious: ”I am incredibly angry about this, it simply should not happen Someone wanted to screw with us, and succeeded."

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    RubenHuizenga (not verified)

    I am just shocked! There are children that can see that. How can someone hack the system and broadcast content from adult sites like Fapshows.com in a country where technology is very advanced? Don't we have security anymore? This is a very big slap for our whole system and the big guys up there should think about this..

    May 10, 2016

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