Oops - TechWatch hacked by Russian spammers

A spot of red faces all round this week after the Techwatch portal was hacked by the Russkies.

Brian Turner of the site posted an apology on the portal yesterday after the site was hacked on Wednesday.

According to Turner, "some bloody Russian hacker can managed to edit a key file on the site, which then redirected visitors to the news section to a dodgy PC security check site called power-antivirus-2009.com."

Techwatch says it has upgraded its site software and system files like the file which was hacked have been locked down to prevent any hacker naughties of this type taking place ever again.

Turner is also taking the serious step of blocking access to Techwatch to Russian IP addresses, "because the place is just too damn lawless when it comes to the Internet."