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Northumbria Police Authority woke up to a host of security problems after the August bank holiday weekend. Not only was the UK police regulation authority defaced by a foul-mouthed Tunisian hacker, who made reference to the Anonymous hacking collective, but the law-enforcement authority was placed in the more serious position of …

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Trollface

Hey Sarge...

We seem to have won the Nigerian/Tunisian Sweepstakes!

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Linux

Lorem ipsum

And this story turned up in my newsfeed with an ad for Windows Server attached. Excellent targeted advertising!

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Trollface

Hmmm

It seems our "Security Services" are anything but...

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Stop

Not a police website?

Either northumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk is not an official police website, or someone has been a little "dishonest" in their registrant details:

Registrant type:

UK Individual

Registrant's address:

The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their

address omitted from the WHOIS service.

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Bronze badge

hmm

Should be a sub domain on police.gov.uk surely?

Edit: I'm wrong its http://www.northumbria.police.uk/

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Childcatcher

Low-level crooks

seem to have a higher level permissions than the spokeperson for NPA.

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