London, Jul 30: In a news that comes as a major embarrassment to the British Intelligence agency, the MI5 website is been reportedly hacked.
According to the Daily Express, a gang of computer hackers rigged the site so the identity of visitors could be stolen and viruses downloaded on to their machines.
The hackers have called themselves Team Elite, and may have also been able to discover the identity of anyone using Britain's intelligence services website and find out every other website they had visited years earlier.
The lapse is a major embarrassment for MI5, as it is responsible for monitoring threats inside the UK.
A Whitehall source said the security flaw had been fixed.
Team Elite has previously hacked into the World Health Organisation's website and attacked credit card giant Visa's computer systems.