Friday, January 15, 2010

Porn Shown Moscow Digital Billboard

Although many of the notorious digital billboard hacks have been attempts to create viral stories, the hacking of a Moscow video board that blazed a two-minute pornographic video instead of its regular advertising clips is (most likely) not one of them.

The Associated Press reported that Thursday's late-night traffic on one of the Russian capital's busiest roads, just 2km south of the Kremlin, slowed as a couple's explicit escapades appeared on the 9-by-6-meter display.

“It was a hacker attack on the controlling computer, in which one of our commercials was substituted with the obscene video,” a spokesman for 3 Stars, the firm that owns the billboard, said in a statement.

Could this be in protest to nudity being banned on TV in Russia since the early 90's? Hopefully this doesn't happen on Astral or Pattison's digital networks...

1 comment:

  1. If you actually want to see what played, here's some video a witness captured and posted online. WARNING: It's obviously NSFW. The site is also in Russian, just click the first button (confirming you are OK with viewing adult content):

    http://video.online.ua/124908/

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