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Spain's prime minister was briefly ousted from that country's official website after hackers replaced his likeness with that of bumbling slapstick character Mr. Bean. Representatives for Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero confirmed the defacement of but insisted data on the site was never compromised, …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mr Bean For British Prime Minister?

    Oh sorry, he's already there.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Paris Hilton

      We may have Mr Bean

      But I suspect we are going to get Lord Snooty.

      Paris because in her panties she has a little politician (not sure which way it votes other than for itself)

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      yes but

      Its a bit of an insult to Mr Bean to compare him with the idiot at No 10

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    From the Sublime to the Ridiculous ..... PerlyGatesPython in the Works?

    Hmmmm ..... A Secret Policeman's Balls Up ..... and Oxbridge types Field BetaTesting Novel Virtual Protocols/Credentials/Facilities? You know, the sort of stuff and nonsense that has doughnuts servered to the rich tea and biscuits crowd cloud at ITs Knees' Ups/Wwwild Parties/Cracking Raves.

    Oh, and if not, now you know that it may very well be and can be.

  3. Maverick


    so what next?

    a Gordon Brown look-a-like?

    as if . . .

  4. Vincent Ballard

    *The* official website?

    You say "that country's official website" as though Spain had only one. It's quite clearly a temporary job for the 6-month Spanish presidency (whatever that means now - is anyone sure?) of the EU. It would be much more funny if the same people were to repeat the trick on (the government's main site).

  5. Anonymous Coward


    The best thing is that the cost of that website is 12million EUR, unbelievable, obviously the spanish press has not followed the lead. Here are the links with the the tender:[17]%26FOLDER%3D/25/33421/4284625/%26DOC_NAME%3D/contentRoot/icm:libraries[17]/25/33421/4284625/DOC_CAN_PROV2009-137657.html%26VERSION_NAME%3DNONE%26VERSION_DATE%3DNONE%26IGNORE_CACHE%3Dfalse%26CONVERT%3DNONE%26MUST_CONVERT%3Dfalse&sl=es&tl=en

    and here:[17]%26FOLDER%3D/25/33421/1826819/%26DOC_NAME%3D/contentRoot/icm:libraries[17]/25/33421/1826819/DOC_CAN_PROV2009-074274.html%26VERSION_NAME%3DNONE%26VERSION_DATE%3DNONE%26IGNORE_CACHE%3Dfalse%26CONVERT%3DNONE%26MUST_CONVERT%3Dfalse&sl=es&tl=en

    1. Les Matthew


    2. TeeCee Gold badge

      Further insanity.

      I took great delight in noting that in the description of the contracted deliverable items was: "and security of the website".

      12 million?

      Sheer quality and you owe me a keyboard.

  6. Jerome 0

    Pictures or it didn't happen

    No "separated at birth" style image? How disappointing.

  7. Tim J

    @Vincent Ballard - you're quite right...'s just a website for the Spanish presidency of the EU - technically it's actually the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. What the rotating presidency of the EU means has of course changed since the Treaty of Lisbon created a permanent President of the European Council (this new position being held by Herman Van Rompuy) - the European Council and the Council of the European Union being different things, just to make life easier!

  8. SimpleUser

    @ AC, 10:29 GMT



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