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.