Brazil’s hacked airport screens show porn to travelers

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian airport authority Infraero said on Friday it notified federal police of an apparent hack in electronic displays at an airport in Rio de Janeiro. Instead of advertisements and flight information, travelers were shown pornographic films.

Video clips on social media showed travelers at Santos Dumont airport laughing at the displays, hiding them from their children or simply stunned.

The statement from the airport authority states that its information services have been outsourced to another company, which it has also reported.

“We emphasize that the content shown on our media screens is the responsibility of the companies that have advertising rights,” said Infraero. It said its partners use their own publishing systems, which are unrelated to Infraero’s flight information system.

Infraero said it had disabled the hacked screens.

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