Hackers hijack city centre digital billboard
HACKERS took control of a billboard in the centre of Cardiff on Tuesday night, and flashed messages to shoppers including: “Warning. This is a Shariah controlled zone.”
The message appeared on a big screen on the city’s main shopping street, with images of swastikas also appearing.
The giant billboard in Queen Street was hacked by a group who claimed on social media that they “had a little fun”.
Images of a swastika and a message that read: “Warning. This is a Shariah controlled zone. No alcohol. No gambling. No porn,” were projected onto the board above the Superdrug store in the busy street in the heart of the capital – just as thousands of children are off school during the summer holidays.
There were also images of memes and a poster which read “Big Brother is watching you”, according to social media posts.
The poster @polnewsforever wrote on Twitter: “Some Anons from /pol/ were able to hack into a billboard in Cardiff, Wales.
“As you can see, they had a little fun.” A South Wales Police spokesman said they were investigating the incident after receiving a number of calls from concerned passers-by.