Hackers display swastikas, ‘Shariah message’ and Pepe on Welsh city billboard (IMAGES)
The giant screen, located on the popular shopping destination on Queen Street, transmitted the far-right images Tuesday night, prompting a police investigation.
Screengrabs of the photos posted on the thread ‘Politically Incorrect’ on 4Chan were shared on Twitter by /pol/ News Forever – an account described as “politically incorrect – and always right.”
The account claimed that some members of the group were able to hack the billboard.
Images of a swastika and a message that read, “Warning. This is a Shariah controlled zone. No alcohol. No gambling. No porn,” were projected onto the board.
A poster making the Orwellian reference “Big Brother is watching you” and memes, including one depicting US president Donald Trump as alt-right symbol Pepe the Frog, were also displayed.
South Wales police said they were investigating the incident after receiving a number of calls from passersby.
The screen was reportedly switched off at midnight Tuesday.
Outdoor advertising company blowUP media said it was looking into the incident.