Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Spain's EU Webpage Hijacked By Mr Bean

Sky News reports that a hacker briefly hijacked Spain's official website for its presidency of the European Union, inserting a large picture of Mr Bean. Apparently the
resemblance of Mr Bean to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been a running joke in Spain for years.

Update: It appears that Spain spent 9.65 million Euros for the website, including for security (translated via Google):
Technical Support for installation and operation of telecommunications facilities, computer systems, videostreaming and accommodation services, security management and web page to the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.

That's money well spent then.


  1. As a web developer, I think I need to get some new mates. 9.65 million. Good God, I'd have thought I was pushing it asking for 10 grand!

  2. So if it transpires that you've become Lord Mandelson's new best mate, I'll know why ;-)