UK surfers headed to news, airline and government sites on the day Scotland Yard announced that it had prevented a terror plot to blow up six planes flying from London.
Visits to news sites were almost equal to those of 7 July, the day of the London bombings, adding up to 5.26 per cent of all UK visits, an increase of 18 per cent on the day before.
UK visits to the British Airports Authority increased eightfold, making the site the 64th most popular, up from 544th.
MI5 was ranked the ninth most visited government site, up from 254th, while The Home Office saw a sixfold increase in visits to 10th place from 75th.
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