http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/1200404 Jan. 7, 2002, 1:03PM Associated Press DALLAS -- The Texas lottery's Web site was attacked and temporarily defaced by hackers over the weekend, say state officials who are investigating the security breach. Sunday night's attack was not the first for the Texas Lottery Commission's Web site. Keith Elkins, the lottery commission's communications director, said other hacking incidents have been reported to the Texas attorney general's office and to the FBI. After the latest attack, the Web site was corrected by early today. "It's not the first time we've been hacked into, and we take it very seriously," Elkins, the lottery commission's communications director, told The Dallas Morning News in Monday's online edition. State officials are investigating how the Web site was defaced. Officials learned about the problem at 10:45 p.m. Sunday. Visitors to the site were greeted by a page that replaced the lottery commission's normal design. Elkins said hackers left "graffiti" on the site, meaning information wasn't altered and only the appearance was changed. "It's not a lotto drawing night," said Elkins. "It's an inconvenience to our players, and ... it's frustrating for us." Last June, a hacker tapped into the Lottery Commission's Web site, posting a message that urged readers to dump their computer programs in favor of another system. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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