September 23, 2023

Hacked electronic sign declares "Putin is a dickhead" as Russian ruble slumps

Somebody clearly isn’t very impressed with Vladimir Putin, because the Russian financial system continues to tank within the wake of sanctions.

Over time we’ve seen loads of digital highway indicators and billboards hacked to show “amusing” messages.

I assume that officers at the moment are investigating with some haste whether or not whoever up to date the ticker within the oil city of Surgut – declare that “Vladimir Putin is a dickhead and a thief” – was a rogue member of workers, or a hacker exploiting a poorly-secured or default password.

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