MP Boris’s pic­ture re­placed with porn im­age on Tory app

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - News -

UXBRIDGE MP Boris John­son’s pic­ture has been re­placed with a porno­graphic im­age af­ter a se­cu­rity flaw in the Tory party con­fer­ence app.

The blun­der has ex­posed hun­dreds of MPs’ con­tact de­tails to the pub­lic, mean­ing any­one can log into a se­nior Tory’s pro­file and get hold of a mo­bile num­ber.

This has meant some pranksters have taken the chance to make fun of prom­i­nent Con­ser­va­tives.

Within min­utes of the flaw go­ing pub­lic, Boris John­son’s head­shot was taken down and re­placed with porn.

His ti­tle was quickly changed to “d ****** d” and his po­si­tion edited to “HARD BOR­DER”.

Ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary Michael Gove’s pro­file pic­ture was changed to one of Ru­pert Mur­doch.

The blun­der was part of an app that of­fers a guide to the Con­ser­va­tive Party Con­fer­ence in Birm­ing­ham, which started last week.

Any­one could log in to the app as any other reg­is­tered at­tendee with just an email ad­dress and with­out re­quir­ing any pass­word or se­cu­rity mea­sures.

Mis­chief mak­ers could then see and edit the per­sonal de­tails of who­ever they logged in as, be they MPs, jour­nal­ists or other at­ten­dees.

The mas­sive data breach could now leave the Con­ser­va­tive Party open to fines and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the In­for­ma­tion Com­mis­sioner.

A Con­ser­va­tive spokesman said: “The tech­ni­cal is­sue has been re­solved and the app is now func­tion­ing se­curely.

“We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the is­sue fur­ther and apol­o­gise for any con­cern caused.”

Boris John­son’s pro­file was changed by pranksters

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