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Police ‘doubtful’ porn on Jakarta videotron caused by hacking

/ 07:40 PM October 03, 2016

A cringeworthy scenario unfolded on a busy highway in Jakarta, Indonesia, last week, when a five-minute Japanese pornographic video was streamed through a videotron to unsuspecting motorists.

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The footage quickly became the butt of jokes on the internet and a criminal investigation was even launched to determine who was responsible for the public display of the adult video.

Shortly after the embarrassing ordeal, the company in charge of the billboard’s content, PT Transito Adiman Jati, issued a statement claiming they had been hacked.

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“We have detected a breach and discovered that our content was taken over by someone who sent us a virus. It was sabotage and hacking,” the advertising firm’s manager Adrian Wiedarta told members of the local media.

In a separate statement, Widi Krastawan, the company’s spokesperson, echoed Weiderta’s sentiments and added that the incident was a “possible cybercrime.”

The company representative also said they had taken precautionary measures to avoid another incident by turning off other videotrons rented by the company, since there was a chance that the other videotrons they operate had also been hacked.

Jakarta authorities, however, were not fully convinced by their plea and is expanding their investigation on the matter.

“We want to find out whether or not the incident was unintentional or caused by hacking,” Jakarta Police spokesperson Awi Setiyono was quoted as saying by local media entity Kompas.

He also revealed that the computer operating the videotron was indeed connected to the internet—which could have been hacked, but also opens up the possibility of an operator mistakenly airing the porn film while watching the R-rated flick.  Khristian Ibarrola

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TOPICS: adult entertainment, indecent video, Jakarta, Jakarta police, JAV, porn video, PT Transito Adiman Jati, Videotron
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