New Zealand ASICS Shoe Store Hacked: Porn Played on Storefront Screens

source: Business Insider

  • An ASICS store in Auckland, New Zealand, played porn on its giant TV screens for nine hours on Sunday.
  • Pornography played from 1 a.m. until 10 a.m. on screens above Queen Street, the city’s busiest shopping area, according to witnesses who spoke with The New Zealand Herald.
  • A security guard on duty from 8 a.m. told the Herald: “Some people were shocked, but others just stopped and watched.”
  • The company wrote on Facebook on Sunday: “We would like to apologise to anyone who may have seen this.”

An ASICS store in the center of News Zealand’s largest city played porn on its storefront screens for nine hours on Sunday after a cybersecurity breach.

“This morning an unknown person gained access to the screens above our Central Auckland store and some objectionable content was displayed on the screens.”

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Pornography played from 1 a.m. until 10 a.m. on screens above Queen Street, the city’s main shopping street, according to witnesses who spoke with The New Zealand Herald.

“Some people were shocked, but others just stopped and watched.”

Dwayne Hinango
Security Guard in area

“Clearly this is an embarrassing situation.”

John
ASICS Store Manager

Hinango said he saw the video running for at least two hours, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. local time. The store opens at 9.30 a.m. on Sundays.

Videos posted to social media and reviewed by Business Insider show the pornography playing while bystanders watch in disbelief. 

Flagship ASICS store in New Zealand played porn on its storefront screens for 9 hours after it got hacked

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