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02/22/2012 12:51 pm ET Updated Feb 23, 2012

Porn Displayed On Best Buy Store Television Set

Customers at a South Carolina Best Buy store were taken aback when greeted by a pornographic image that was briefly displayed on a store television set.

The photo, which one customer described as "extremely, extremely pornographic," was on the screen for several minutes before management removed it, WSPA News reports.

Several children are reported to have seen the image.

Best Buy's corporate office released the following statement to WSPA:

"Two individuals accessed our store's wireless signal to broadcast inappropriate content on a smart television display. In both cases, we worked immediately to disable the inappropriate content. We greatly apologize for this unfortunate incident and we are working to ensure that it does not happen again."

While the Best Buy incident left many shielding their eyes, an online glitch recently exposed thousands of YouPorn users and their passwords to the entire Internet.

Debug data about the hugely popular porn site's users were being stored on a public server, according the Naked Security blog. Someone simply came across the information and began republishing it.

In November, hackers used Facebook to post pornographic images on users' news feeds after enticing individuals to click on links supposedly sent from their friends.

Messages sent to users contained statements such as "Wow, I can't believe you did this in this video. I LOLed," the Inquisitr reported. Facebook was quick to investigate reports of the malicious messages.

Police are investigating the Best Buy incident, but AVN still wonders about the broader implications: "One question that remains unanswered is why the store's wireless network was apparently so easy to access."

Photo by Flickr user osde8info

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