Labour website hacked

The UK Labour Party's official website has fallen victim to hackers.

On Monday morning the site's usual content of Labour Party news was replaced by an image of US President George Bush carrying his dog with Tony Blair's head superimposed on it.

The hacked material was removed from the site by 0945.

That meant visitors were again able to read the latest Labour Party news - on this occasion new health secretary John Reid's claim to have been "a Blairite before Blair was ever heard of".

BBC News Online technology correspondent Mark Ward said: "Parties across the political spectrum have one thing in common: their lax approach to computer security.

"The Labour Party isn't the first, and won't be the last, to be embarrassed like this."

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News source: BBC News

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