Friday, November 09, 2007

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.

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