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Pornography found on University of Utah campus billboard

Posted at 3:48 PM, Sep 13, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY — Unless it was a new way of teaching human anatomy, someone got a little naughty at the University of Utah by displaying pornography on an electronic billboard.

Just before 3 p.m., one of the billboards that usually displays school activities and other campus information was instead showcasing a porn website, along with photos of women performing various sexual acts.

The billboard sits just outside the George Eccles Student Life Center in the center of campus.

A university spokesperson sent a statement to FOX 13 News later Tuesday evening, saying the sign was reported by an employee around 2 p.m. and was turned off around 3 p.m.

The university said it was a touch-screen kiosk, and someone managed to "breach" it around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. Over the next two days, people used the kiosk to open multiple porn sites.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage near the area to determine who was responsible. U of U officials say all other electronic signs on campus were not affected and are secure.

The apparent hack took place just days after two topless women were seen at the Utes football game Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. University police are now determining whether to file criminal charges against the women.