MOSCOW (Reuters) - An enormous television screen showing a pornographic film caused a midnight traffic jam in central Moscow on Thursday, as stunned motorists slammed their brakes to gawk at the writhing naked bodies.
The owner of the advertising screen, which sits atop a main road about two km (1.2 miles) south of the Kremlin, told the state-run RIA news agency that hackers broke into the system and turned on the porn.
“They were either acting out of hooliganism or were from a rival company,” Viktor Laptev, commercial director of advertising firm Panno.ru, told RIA.
A short clip showing cars slowing to a halt to look at the screen sprung up on youtube.com and internet sites on Friday across Russia, a country which banned nudity on television before the Soviet Union fell in 1991.
Authorities said they are investigating, RIA added.
Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman and Denis Dyomkin