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Hackers give Aarhus rail travellers temporary perk
Information screens at Aarhus Central Station that were supposed to display arrival and departures suddenly showed something a little racier yesterday: pornography.
Hackers are suspected in being behind the pornographic prank, according to an apologetic Mette Julbo, the vice president of transport company Midttrafik.
“We could see that something was happening on the screens,” Julbo told Jyllands-Posten newspaper. “It looked like someone was sitting and programming on the screens. Together with some guards, we pulled the plugs on all three screens.”
According to Henrik Johnson, the managing director of Mermaid, the company that supplies content to the screens at Aarhus Central Station, the company had been the victim of a hacker attack.
”We can’t say for sure how it happened, whether someone has gained access to codes or if they just tried to continuously gain entrance,” Johnson said.
Mermaid does know that the hacker gained access through a program from a third-party supplier. The programme was uninstalled after the incident.
The picture of the saucy information screen soon surfaced on Facebook and quickly went viral.
The incident in Aarhus follows in the wake of incident at Gammel Hellerup school in Copenhagen in May when a prankster replaced videos of graduating class with video of a young couple having sex.