Department For Transport website shows explicit PORNOGRAPHY instead of traffic statistics

Department For Transport website shows explicit PORNOGRAPHY instead of boring traffic statistics and the ministry’s business plan

  • Subdomain charts.dft.gov.uk showed adult material instead of traffic maps
  • Thought the site was an abandoned domain not used by the Transportation Department
  • US government website was targeted by Viagra ads and porn in September










A Transport Ministry website today showed explicit pornography instead of boring traffic statistics and the ministry’s business plan.

The charts.dft.gov.uk subdomain ran a display of adult material overnight and it was unclear when it would be removed.

The charting site usually contains business plan documents and statistics on various government departments, including driving tests, summary statistics on speeding tickets and data on the number of public transport users.

A Department for Transport website today showed explicit pornography instead of boring traffic statistics and the ministry’s business plan

The site is believed to be an abandoned gov.uk address not actually used by the Department for Transport.

A search for other government domains revealed several other seemingly unused websites, including dft.gov.uk, which led to a password-protected page titled ‘EU Exit Haulers’.

The Department for Transport said: ‘A disused, dormant page from the Department for Transport’s Gov.uk website has been used.

“No information or data has been lost or compromised. The website address has since been permanently removed.’

The site usually contains business plan documents and statistics on various government departments, including driving tests, summary statistics on speeding tickets, and data on the number of public transport users

The site usually contains business plan documents and statistics on various government departments, including driving tests, summary statistics on speeding tickets, and data on the number of public transport users

The surprising content was first noticed by The Crow, who suggested that someone had removed the site’s DNS record from the usual charts to a webpage of adult material.

However, it was not immediately confirmed whether the domain had been hijacked and redirected or hacked and altered.

It’s not the first time a government website has been targeted by adult content — in September, several US government pages were filled with ads for Viagra and porn after hackers gained access to the domains.

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