Someone hacked a billboard in Mexico and defaced with porn video

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Last Friday, in Mexico City a digital advertisement board which is owned by Grupo Carteleras was hacked and featured a pornographic video for a few minutes.

The hacked video displays a woman using an electronic toy on herself. It can be noted that along the video, one can see TeamViwer warning tab, this leads us to the conclusion that the sign board is not hacked but someone used the TeamViwer to play this video using his computer which was operating the board. Here, in this case, the browser was Edge or either Internet Explorer while the operating system was the Microsoft Windows.

One of the digital advertisement board owned by the Grupo Carteleras located on the busy road in Mexico City was hacked on last Friday and displayed pornographic content for a few minutes.

 

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

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

Whether it is hacked or not, the company should have conducted an investigation to verify how and why TeamViewer warning message is displayed on the screen and if anyone from the inside was behind this act.

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 got 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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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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