MI5 website spoofed

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MI5 website spoofed

John-Paul Kamath

A spoof web-site replicating the content of the offical MI5 site has been set up using a set of swear words for its url.

The website replicates the content, navigation, look and feel of the MI5 site but with a highly expletive website address.

The website was registered to a Tristan Santore. When Computer Weekly rang the owner, he said that he had set it up as a joke using a virtual host and that the Mi5 content on the spoof website was not stored on a server.

Guy Bunker, chief scientist at Symantec, said that replicating content from one website on another one with a different URL can easily be done using javascript code.

Jey Heiser, an analyst with Gartner, said that protecting repuatations online was something that businesses will increasingly have to deal with as communications online grows.





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