Page last updated at 10:55 GMT, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 11:55 UK

'Frankie Boyle web hack' probed

The web hack
A picture of Frankie Boyle and one of his jokes were posted

Tayside Police are working to get their website back to normal after it was hacked by Frankie Boyle fans.

An image of the comedian, along with one of his jokes and swear words, appeared on the site on Thursday.

A group called the Paisley Young Team said it was behind the attack and claimed poor password security allowed access.

Tayside Police said that there had been no breaches of data security, police information or systems.

The information the hackers posted has been taken down, but the Tayside Police website has not yet been fully restored and only a skeleton site is available.

A force spokesman said: ''The web server of Tayside Police's website was illegally accessed on Thursday evening and its home page was replaced with unauthorised content.

''This issue was quickly identified and the unauthorised content removed.

"There is no connection between the public website and any of the force's operational systems. As such there were no breaches of data security, police information or systems, nor could there be."

He added that further inquiries between Tayside Police and the company that provided the website's server were continuing to ensure there was no repeat of the incident.



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