Security: Hackers Take Over Atlanta Billboard, Run (Literally) Butt-Ugly Content

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Several Atlanta-area news organizations are reporting how someone hacked (presumably) into a large digital billboard running on a building in ritzy Buckhead – switching out booked ads for a pic of a guy mooning.

Like serious mooning. Big bend over yuck.

A contact sent me a blurred image via Reddit, and I am happy it was blurred.

The visual generated 911 calls and the board’s operator – Monumedia – cut the power so it could get the image off.

Stating the painfully obvious, it’s really, really, really important to lock down your access rights and security for networked screens of any size and located anywhere.

 

 

Dave Haynes

Dave Haynes

Editor/Founder at Sixteen:Nine
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than a decade. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Toronto.
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