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Electric car charging stations hacked to display PORN on screens

PORN websites have surfaced at electric car charging stations in a council car park after the screens were hacked.

Three car parks on the Isle of Wight have been attacked by hackers for displaying “inappropriate web content” on charging station screens.

Porn websites appeared at electric car charging stations in a community parking lot (stock)

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Porn websites appeared at electric car charging stations in a community parking lot (stock)Photo credit: Getty

The Isle of Wight Council apologized to “anyone who may have found inappropriate web content” for the incident.

The employees were quick at the charging points to “cover up” the web addresses. They also interrupt any third party interference to stop the hackers.

The screens at electric car charging stations were supposed to display the network’s website, but the web address has been changed to direct users to a pornographic site.

The council said: “We are saddened to learn that a third-party web address displayed on our electric vehicle (EV) signage appears to have been hacked.”

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Previously, after several complaints, the agency said charging points in the municipality’s car parks were “becoming increasingly unreliable”. These should be replaced by “new charging points” in the coming months.

The council’s embarrassment comes a month after Russian electric car chargers were hacked to display messages supporting Ukraine.

Screens on the M-11 highway between Moscow and Saint Petersburg read “Putin is ad***head”. Other messages included “Honour to Ukraine”, “Honour to Heroes” and “Death to the Enemy”.

https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8620288/electric-car-charging-points-hacked-porn-screens/ Electric car charging stations hacked to display PORN on screens

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