Today, a Department for Transport website displayed explicit pornography and not dull traffic statistics. It also included the Ministry’s business plan.
Subdomain charts.dft.gov.uk displayed adult content into the evening, and it wasn’t clear when it would be taken off.
Charts often feature business plans documents, statistics and other government services such as driving tests and summary statistics about speeding fines. They also have data on how many people use public transport.
Today, a Department for Transport website featured explicit pornography and not dull traffic statistics. The ministry’s business plan was also displayed.
According to some, the location is an unoccupied gov.uk domain that has not been used by Department for Transport.
A search of other government domains revealed several other apparently unused websites including dft.gov.uk, which leads to a password protected page titled ‘EU Exit Haulers’.
MailOnline reached out to the Department for Transport for comments.
You will find business plans documents, statistics and other government information on this site. These include driving tests, statistics and summaries on speeding fines, and data about the number of people using public transport.
The Crow was the first to notice the unusual content. It suggested that someone might have moved the DNS record from the normal charts and made it a website hosting explicit material.
It was unclear if the domain had been hijacked, diverted, or hack and altered.
The attack on a government website is not new. In September, several US government sites were filled by porn and viagra ads after hackers gained access to the websites.