A digital advertisement board owned by Grupo Carteleras located on a busy road in Mexico City was hacked on Friday and featured a pornographic video for a few minutes.

The video displayed a woman using an electronic toy on herself. It must be noted that along with the video one can also see TeamViwer warning tab which leads to the conclusion that the sign board may not have been hacked but someone used TeamViwer to play the video using the computer that was operating the board. In this case, the browser was either Internet Explorer or Edge while the operating system was Microsoft Windows.

TeamViwer warning tab on the hacked screen

However, for those driving by, it was a fun ride since several people took pictures and recorded videos of the hacked electronic screen and posted them on social media platforms, especially Twitter.

Grupo Carteleras, on the other hand, acknowledged the hack and contacted law enforcement authorities for further investigation.

“We publicly denounce the computer attack of one of our screens and understand the discomfort this can cause to the passersby,” said Grupo Carteleras in a Tweet.

Hacked or not, the company should conduct an investigation to verify how and why the TeamViewer warning message was displayed on the screen and if someone from the inside was behind this feat.

This is not the first time when an electronic sign board has been hacked and replaced with pornographic content. Just five months ago, a billboard in Indonesia was hacked and defaced with a Japanese porn video; while in 2015, a Brazilian bus terminal witnessed a similar hacking feat when its bus schedule and advertising on the screen was replaced with pornographic videos.


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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.