A Turkish cyber-vandal has defaced inthehouse.co.nz, the website which plays video of the debating chamber at Parliament.
The hacker Iskorpitx replaced all content on the site with an animated Turkish-like flag and the message "best regards to all world" during the weekend.
The site was back up by mid-morning today.
Iskorpitx has a long history of compromising a website's server, then over-writing it with his own "graffiti", sometimes with a political message, but usually just showing off his own talents.
He (or she) was reportedly responsible for the largest defacement in web history, successfully hacking 21,549 websites in one shot in May 2006.
At least one Beehive insider who noticed the prank - at around 10.30pm last night - was not impressed, the National Business Review reported.
"This is serious. Where is our cyber-protection?" the source said.
"Where's the certification?"
Videos of Parliamentary debate and question time are archived on the searchable site, attracting up to 6000 or more views per clip.
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