A bit of humorous ad hoc hacking – just for the hell of it. Spain’s turn at the rotating EU presidency has opened on a humorous note: “a shot of Mr Bean in person” proffering his trademark "Hi there!" salutation graced Spain’s EU presidency website yesterday, reports ABC. Explaining that this was not an “11th-hour recruitment” by the Spanish government to give the presidency some “extra allure”, nor “the healthy exercise of self-mockery”, the Madrid-based daily jokes about the oft-mooted resemblance between British comedian Rowan Atkinson (of Mr Bean fame) and Spanish prime minister José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero – “especially when he raises his eyebrows and opens his eyes wide”. This intrusion by an as yet unidentified computer hacker has “pointed up the vulnerability of a site that cost €12 million”, deplores the paper.