A man has been arrested for hacking into an electronic billboard streaming a pornographic content.
The incident happened in Port Harcourt, according to a report by Politics Nigeria.
It was gathered that the LED board is situated around Garrison area.
The owners, E-motion Advertising were forced to shut it off after pedestrians lodged complaints over the obscene material being displayed on the screen.
The statement read: “It has come to our attention that an unauthorized break-in happened at one of our sites in Rivers State, where an individual (name withheld) gained unlawful access to our site and local server. The individual then caused an obscene material to be uploaded to an external display device.
“Our remote monitoring team was immediately alerted to this incident and the LED board was turned off. The culprit has since been apprehended by the police and taken into custody for questioning.”
“As a socially responsible company, we are working with law enforcement agencies to ensure that the law takes its full course in prosecuting this heinous and distasteful act that goes against all manner of public decorum.”
“Finally and most importantly, we apologize for this distasteful incident and assure the public that we are currently putting additional measures in place across our sites to prevent a reoccurrence.”