Friday, 23 July 2010

Antrim Borough Council, Viagara and Google Cache

We are committed to ensuring that the website is as accessible as possible to all... ABC website

Antrim Borough Council has recently been experiencing a rather embarrassing problem.

Hundreds of extraneous pages had been attached to its website and they'd gone unnoticed, apparently, by its IT department. I think it's most unlikely that ABC would have used such pages as a ploy to attract readers to its website. The image was recorded by Google on July 11.

I spotted the story on Slugger O'Toole and passed it on to ABC. The pages have now been disconnected from the website but can still be viewed in Google cache. Perhaps other councils ought to examine the security of their websites.