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Commissar MercZ

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#1 11 years ago

I was looking around on the internet for news articles and I came across this odd story

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jmWbKayz-vOt1Hh5YDih127QJVrw

MOSCOW — Traffic jerked to a standstill as rubbernecking motorists ogled a pornographic clip posted by hackers on big-screen video billboards in Moscow, Russian news agencies reported on Friday.

The company that operates the billboards, Panno.ru, said hackers were behind a graphic sex video broadcast late Thursday night on two roadside screens along Moscow's Garden Ring Road, one of the city's busiest arteries.

"This was an attack by hackers on the computers, as a result of which one of the commercial video clips was swapped for an indecent video," Panno.ru commercial director Viktor Laptev told RIA-Novosti.

He speculated the attack could have been linked to competition on the advertising market, or simply "hooliganism."

Witnesses said traffic crawled to a halt as unbelieving motorists craned their necks to stare at the X-rated clip which ran for about 20 minutes on the oversized screens.

"Within three minutes we found it out, and within fifteen minutes the screen was shut off," the deputy head of the Moscow city advertising committee, Alexander Menchuk, was quoted as saying by Interfax.

The hackers were able to get into the business which manages these live billboards, and ran a porno on two of them in the night on one of the busy roads in the city.

The sight of the porno was enough to cause traffic to go to a stand still as curious motorists stopped to watch the screen(s).

Also

Traffic jerked to a standstill

:naughty:

Edit: RussiaToday coverage

http://rt.com/prime-time/2010-01-15/obscene-prank-causes-traffic.html




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#2 11 years ago

I made many lols. Especially at the beautiful pun.




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#3 11 years ago

Epic lulz, does anyone here live in Moscow?




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#4 11 years ago

Do want to replicate.




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#5 11 years ago

Only update I've gotten now is that the Russian officials are now investigating the matter.

Still, I wished someone had taken a picture of the scene. Not the video screens of course, just the look of the drivers and pedestrians.




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#6 11 years ago
Within three minutes we found it out, and within fifteen minutes the screen was shut off

What was happening in those 12 minutes, hmm?




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#7 11 years ago

In soviet russia, porn watches you!

Especially when you drive, creepy shit.




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#8 11 years ago

RussiaToday has a news clip that shows some amateur footage of the incident (censored, of course)

http://rt.com/prime-time/2010-01-15/obscene-prank-causes-traffic.html

There are videos on youtube, but they did a sloppy job censoring them, so turn your virgin eyes away if you got issues.

Spoiler: Show



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#9 11 years ago

hahahaha that is classic




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#10 11 years ago

hahahahaha!