8 November 2010
The Royal Navy Website has been taken offline after it was "compromised"
by a hacker, the Ministry of Defence said today.
A Navy spokesman said no "malicious damage" had been caused by the cyber
attack, which was now being investigated by security teams.
A hacker operating under the name TinKode claimed to have compromised
the site on Friday.
He was also reported to have posted user names and website data on the
Visitors to the Navy website this morning were greeted with the message:
"Unfortunately the Royal Navy website is currently undergoing essential
maintenance. Please visit again shortly."
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