UK government transport website caught showing porn

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One of the websites of the UK Department for Transport (DfT) was caught serving porn today.

The particular DfT subdomain behind the mishap, on most days, provides vital DfT statistics for the public and the department’s business plan.

A very British thanksgiving

The UK DfT’s charts.dft.gov.uk website was seen serving porn today, as confirmed by BleepingComputer.

In the past, the Charts subdomain has provided business plan documents and important statistics on various DfT services such as numbers on public transport utilization, roadway accessibility times, and driving tests.

Although the site is no longer reachable, as of a few hours ago, visiting charts.dft.gov.uk paved the way for some racy traffic:  

UK gov DfT subdomain caught serving porn (BleepingComputer)

The mishap was first spotted by The Crow, which additionally observed that the entire dft.gov.uk domain was itself made to redirect to a WordPress plugin page, while the Department appeared to investigate the issue.

In our tests, BleepingComputer observed the official dft.gov.uk website led to a password-protected WordPress page living at: eu-hauliers.dft.gov.uk.

The entire dft.gov.uk redirected to a password-protected WordPress page earlier today (BleepingComputer) The dangling… DNS 

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