UK government website shows explicit porn – rt UK news

A ‘dormant’ UK Department for Transport website has been taken down after posting explicit pornography instead of traffic statistics and business development graphics. It is not clear if the site has been hacked.



The ministry’s maps website, which was hosted at the subdomain charts.dft.gov.uk, “ turned out to be related to adult material on Thursday. The site would typically feature business plan statements and data on a number of government departments, including information on driving tests, public transport users, and summary figures on speeding fines.

Although the ministry has confirmed a “Disaffected and dormant page” from its official website “has been used,” it did not specify the cause and did not identify any potential perpetrator. The transport service also noted that no information had been “Lost or compromised” adding that the page was “Permanently deleted”.

The issue was first detected by media outlet The Crow, which suggested that someone had changed the site’s DNS record – an Internet setting relating to a site’s web address – of the graphics page. usual to a third party website that hosts pornographic material.



Describe the department as “not specially organized” the outlet found that its official website ‘dft.gov.uk‘led to a password protected login page for “Carriers exiting the EU”. Access to the main site has since been restored, while the “graphics” page is no longer accessible.

According to tech media Bleeping Computer, the issue would raise serious questions about the security of the department’s digital infrastructure if the issue was caused by an attacker breaking into its systems.

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