Hackers have used a common website security weakness to deface a website set up to mark Spain's six-month presidency of the EU.
An unidentified hacker succeeded in briefly replacing an image of Spain's leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero with one of fictional comic character Mr Bean.
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In Spain, the similarity between Zapatero and the Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson is a long-standing joke, according to the BBC.
The Spanish Government confirmed the site had been breached using cross-site scripting (XSS), but said no information contained on the site had been affected.
XSS is a security vulnerability typically found in web applications that enables attackers to inject client-side script into web pages viewed by others.
XSS is one of the three most common web vulnerabilities according to NTA Monitor's 2009 Annual Web Application Security Report.