Hack­ers hi­jack city cen­tre dig­i­tal bill­board

The Daily Telegraph - - News - By Daily Tele­graph Re­porter

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.

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