Rhode Island State Website Compromised
A computer hacker temporarily shut down a state Web site run by the secretary of state's office, forcing the cancellation of a local meeting.
A spokesman for Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says the Web site was taken off-line on Wednesday, after an in-house technology staff detected an unusual amount of Web site traffic and suspected a virus.
When problems continued, Mollis' staff brought in outside experts, who detected an attack by a computer hacker. Mollis spokesman Chris Barnett says no personal information is kept on the Web site, which posts information about public officials and records.