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Norwich International Airport’s website hacked

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:56 GMT, Nov 10, 2015 |
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A hacker has breached the security of Norwich International Airport’s website.

Using a pseudonym of His Royal Gingerness (HRG), the hacker told that he wanted to highlight the website’s “vulnerability”.

As well as getting into the site, he obtained names and email addresses from a database.

The airport said it was aware that its website was hacked a month ago and confirmed changes were being made.

Richard Pace, the airport’s general manager, stressed that physical security had not been compromised.

HRG, who asked not to be identified because of fears of prosecution, said he hacked the site “to see if I could”.

“I found I could do it and then contacted the airport to let them know,” he said.

“After a month they sent a message back saying they’d made changes and it had been sorted. I went to check it and it was exactly the same.

“It took me between two to three minutes to do this. I do this mostly to see what vulnerability there are in modern systems.”