GONE OFFLINE: A Nov 8 screengrab made in London of the Royal Navy website which has been taken offline after it was 'compromised' by a hacker. - AP
LONDON: The website of Britain's Royal Navy has been closed after hackers gained unauthorised access to the military site.
Military computer specialists are investigating the cybersecurity breach. A statement posted on the website yesterday said it is closed for "essential maintenance."
The navy said in a statement that the website was compromised over the weekend but no damage was done. A hacker who goes by the name TinKode has claimed to have gained access to the site.
The navy said the unauthorised access gained to the "public relations" website did not compromise sensitive information. - AP