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Hackers Gain Control of LED Billboard for Minutes to Post Racy Images

Hackers gained control of a commercial LED billboard in Brisbane, Australia for a few minutes and displayed pornographic images on it.
The situation highlighted how inter-connected infrastructure can be and came amid a spate of major cyberattacks against Australian businesses that have put the personal data of millions of individuals at risk.
The attack occurred on the morning of Nov. 20 when hackers gained control of a large format digital LED billboard along busy Milton Road and ran pornographic content for a few seconds to three-and-a-half minutes, according to the billboard advertising company, goa.
“Within minutes of the breach occurring, our IT techs began an immediate shutdown and investigation,” the company said in a statement obtained by the Brisbane Times newspaper. “No other screen in our network was affected in any way, all continue to operate as scheduled.”…

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