Re: Useless bunch of cretins.
To coin a phrase, "nice little retort, spoiled only by the fact I never said the website was either designed or run by EC themselves."
They do however have a duty of care in ensuring any such services are robust enough, and if they were the incumbents during its commission to ensure the correct questions were asked regarding security.
My point was around general incompetence. You only need to look at the recent Statutory Repairs scandal in the city to know that either someone was deliberately adopting the ostrich position, or the right questions were failing to be asked time and again.
- now THAT is closer to my idea of a rant ;)