Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hackers Crack MI5 Website

Via the Daily Express:

Computer hackers have invaded MI5’s official website, it emerged last night.

The gang rigged the site so the identity of visitors could be stolen and viruses downloaded on to their machines.

The hackers, who called ­themselves Team Elite, would also have been able to discover the identity of anyone using ­Britain’s intelligence services website and find out every other website they had visited years earlier. The lapse is a major ­embarrassment for MI5, which is responsible for monitoring threats inside the UK.

One computer expert said it was “a schoolboy error”.

Tory MP Patrick Mercer said last night: “Having potentially highly-classified information available to hackers is deeply concerning. The identity of agents and ­informers in terror groups such as Al Qaeda are held by MI5.

More here.


At Thu Jul 30, 01:23:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I suppose Mr Mercer knows what he is talking about, especially so, if the allegation about Mr Mercer are true.

"I just got it confirmed that Patrick Mercer, OBE, was a leading officer in the Force Research Unit (FRU). He served in South Armagh and was at the front of things. "

"Conservative MP and former soldier Patrick Mercer spoke after Trimble. He hailed the dirty war as a successful campaign of 'killing people if necessary and deterring people because it has to be done.'"


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