20:14 GMT19 February 2020
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    Yesterday, commuters at Malmö Central Station in southern Sweden were shocked to witness an advertising board show several porn clips simultaneously.

    According to Maria Escalante, who was among those that saw the public display of porn after arriving to Malmö Central Station by bus, the rare event gathered a large crowd of gawkers.

    "A bunch of guys just stood and looked on. I asked if it had lasted long and they said it had," she told the tabloid Aftonbladet. According to her, it was "really rough" pornography.

    The tabloid Aftonbladet has been in touch with the public transport operator Skånetrafiken, who said they hadn't received any complaints that their screens and information boards had suffered from any deviations or malfunctions.

    "So far, we regard it as a prank, but nevertheless we regret it. Such things should not be," said Magnus Andersson of the press office of Skånetrafikens.

    Roger Starck of the company Global Agencies, which handles the advertisement boards in Malmö, referred to a hacker attack and said the incident was "very serious."

    "We got a call from a security guard at Malmö central and saw what was on the screen and took off minutes after we became aware," he said. "I am incredibly angry about this; it will not happen again," Starck was quoted as saying by Aftonbladet.

    Incidentally, the clip that was spinning on the billboard has been used in hacker attacks before. In 2013, Florida University student Benjamin Bloiun hacked the university's wireless network and automatically rerouted all local users to a web page where the same clip that appeared on the info screen in Malmö was being shown, according to Gawker.

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