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Is a Shadowy Hacker Playing Porn Sounds in Target Stores Around California?

The sounds of sex have been piped into at least four Northern California Target stores since spring. That can't be a coincidence, right?

by River Donaghey
Oct 16 2015, 8:12pm

Thumbnail photo via Flickr user Mike Mozart

Thumbnail photo via Flickr user Mike Mozart

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On Wednesday, a woman named Gina Young and her twin sons were strolling through Target in Campbell, California, when her children's virgin ears were assaulted by the sounds of porn playing over the store's loudspeakers.

Young's video of the scene made the rounds online, but the real story didn't start coming together until a few days later, when KTVU reported that this is at least the fourth time mysterious porn audio has been piped into Targets in Northern California since last spring.

KTVU writes that one of their own employees witnessed a similar porn-y Target incident at a Bay Area store in April. San Luis Obispo was hit in July, and Tulare got it in September.

That can't be a coincidence, right? Could it be that there's some mysterious hacker on the loose, dialing into the Target speaker mainframe and rerouting porn? Is that even how hacking works? And what, if anything, can be done?

"We are actively reviewing the situation with the team to better understand what happened and to help ensure this doesn't happen again," a spokeswoman for Target said. Until then, hide your kids.

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