Charging station hacking on the Isle of Wight
Electric car charging points on the Isle of Wight were hacked to show pornography. Unfortunately, the hacking also put the charge points out of commission, blocking EV drivers from charging their vehicles.
The issue was discovered and reported by the local newspaper the County Press and the council, which operates the stations, is now working to cover up the signage. An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson said “We are saddened to learn that a third-party web address displayed on our electric vehicle (EV) signage appears to have been hacked and thank the County Press for bringing it to our attention.”