The Guardian has published an expose on the Westbond Group, a company that allegedly hacks the UK’s government for political purposes.
The company is accused of breaching contracts with the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS), a government agency that is the official statistical authority.
The investigation is based on leaked documents, according to The Next News.
The documents allege that Westbonds company is behind “hacking” the ONS and has breached contracts with other government agencies in the past.
Westbonding is owned by two former Westbounds employees, who have both pleaded guilty in the case, the Guardian reported.
One of the men, Kevin Smith, admitted that he used Westbunds code to “hack” the UK Government’s website.
The other, James Allen, admitted he was a Westboots employee who stole data from the ONs website.
Both men were found guilty of hacking the ONSM website.
“I can say that we had no intention of compromising the ONSP.
That was a false statement and we have fully cooperated with the investigation,” Allen said.
“It was a misunderstanding.
I never had any intention of stealing any data from ONSP,” Smith said.
The ONS confirmed that it was investigating the allegations, but declined to comment further.
The whistleblower group called on UK government departments to investigate Westbound’s practices and take action against its employees.
“The UK government needs to get cracking.
Westbound should be ashamed of itself for being so lax in protecting their public servants,” the group said in a statement.
“Westbond has done a huge amount of damage to the UK.
It is time to get their heads out of the sand and stop using Westbouton to undermine the reputation of government agencies.”
Westboldt Group is the company behind Westbost’s website, and has been accused of hacking government websites before.
The Westbodts website was one of the most-visited government websites last year.
A number of companies have recently accused Westbalds of hacking their website, including the IT department of the French Ministry of Finance.
Westbardts IT department was the subject of a series of lawsuits in France.
In May, Westboodt announced it would end its relationship with IT giant ITT after more than five years.
“We are deeply sorry to see the partnership with ITT end.
We are sorry to have had to deal with ITTs behaviour and our clients’ expectations,” the company said in an internal email obtained by The Next Tech.
“This is not a personal relationship and it is not the way we want to operate.”
Westbardt declined to respond to The New York Times’ requests for comment.
The UK Government said it was “aware of the claims” and was in the process of launching an investigation.
“As we have said from the outset of this investigation, we will take action if we believe that the conduct described in these documents has breached UK law,” it said in the statement.