South Wales Police are investigating after hackers reprogrammed an electronic billboard to display a Nazi flag, images of Donald Trump as a frog, a poster proclaiming that “Big Brother is watching you”, and a notice warning that shariah law is supposedly being imposed.
A police spokesperson told Wales Online: “On Tuesday evening South Wales Police received a number of calls relating to concerns regarding messages being displayed on the screens in Queen Street, Cardiff. We alerted the City Council and will investigate any crimes which may have been committed.”
The billboard has now been switched off until it can be fixed.
The hack appeared to be the work of hackers using online forum 4chan which is notorious for its antisemitic and racist memes.