#cashgordon crashes and burns


2:34 pm - March 22nd 2010

by Unity    


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In the last few minutes, the Conservative Party has taken down its Cash Gordon website after a major security failure which allowed twitter users to rick-roll the site using javascript embedded in a tweet.

To compound Tory embarrassment, one of the sites to which visitors were briefly redirected featured an image of three naked old men engaged in an explicit sex act, although the Tories can, perhaps, consider themselves lucky not have been Goatse-rolled at any point during today’s debacle.

So, that’s another expensive Tory new media project down the crapper in a matter of hours.

UPDATE

I’ve now been advised that both goatse and lemonparty did appear on Cash Gordon site for a while, all of which nicely sums up the Tory new media department’s day.

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Reader comments


Takes me back a few years, that does 🙂

2. Chris Keating

Even without the tweet firestorm and the hackability, the underlying concept frankly sucked as well: bit.ly/9S6JqM

3. inyourhouse

Not very mature.

3. Are you talking about the tweeters or the original site? 😉

Mature? Maybe not but an accurate and fitting end for a shoddy and poorly thought out Tory web outing.

Yup – this is what politics in Britain is coming to so as to prove that the Conservatives haven’t really modernised.

In today’s news: “LONDON – Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to play a key role in Labour’s election campaign with a brief to target Mr David Cameron’s ‘failure’ to modernise the Conservatives.”
http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC100322-0000017/Blair-to-labour-for-peoples-votes

The great digital achievement of New Labour:

“The telecoms regulator said people in the UK watched more TV and sent more texts than people in many other countries, but had slower broadband.”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8417521.stm

Congratulations to everyone involved: you don’t look like twats at all.

lemon party sounds nice… but I have a feeling I don’t want to google it to find out what you’re talking about.

lemon party is not nice…at all…I swear…

Lemon Party is an effective critique of traditional Conservative Party organisation, and Goatse of Conservative marriage policy, don’tcha know.

(but seriously, don’t Google them)


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