Someone hacked this billboard in Indonesia and defaced with Japanese porn
Hacking websites is a thing of the past but lately hacking traffic signs and billboards has become a growing trend.

Earlier Friday afternoon, an unknown hacker or a group of hackers hacked into the computer system of a large LED video screen billboard in the Kebayoran Baru district of South Jakarta. They replaced the advertisement on the screen with pornographic content for a short period of time.

The fun part about this hack is that the hacked billboard has been installed right in front of the South Jakarta Mayor’s office and those stuck in traffic or standing nearby could watch what seemed to be a Japanese pornographic video titled “Watch Tokyo Hot” loaded on a Chrome browser.

According to Kompas, the Public Relations Department of the South Jakarta government took the initiative quickly and turned off the electricity to the billboard. The Public Relations officer Ady Wiryono Lestari told Kompas that “We received the report and we immediately severed the electricity to there.”

The cyber crime unit in the district is also investigating the incident and vow to punish anyone found guilty of hacking the billboard.

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Screenshot when electricity was turned off.

Last year, hackers turned a bus terminal into an adult movie theater by replacing the adverts and schedule with a pornographic video.

Carolina

Carolina works for HackRead as a technical writer. She is a Brazilian traveller who has been to almost every country around the world. She has a keen interest in technology, gadgets and social media.