Religious Hackers Post Warning on Euro Lottery Site
Hackers left Koran warning against gambling
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2012 12:57 AM CDT
A man holds his Euromillions tickets in Paris, Sept. 26, 2008.   (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

(Newser) – A European lottery website has been hacked by a group that left behind a Koran warning against gambling. The hackers, calling themselves "Moroccanghosts," posted the message on France's Euromillions site in Arabic and French. Officials for the company that runs the Euromillions lottery, Francaise des Jeux, said no data was compromised and the game site would be up again shortly. The company's website, however, was still offline late last night, along with the site for Euromillions, with a note citing "service problems," reports the BBC.

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Oct 29, 2012 12:26 PM CDT
Yet another multicultural success story.
Oct 29, 2012 10:31 AM CDT
These comments are outrageous. It's downright genocidal the venom being spewed here. It's a group of hackers that hacked a lottery site trying to encourage people not to gamble. It's illegal yes but there are millions of people world wide who have gambling addictions and really shouldn't play these types of games. If it takes religious text to make people reconsider spending their rent or food money on long shot lottery games then I can't see that as a bad thing. Clean your own home before looking to others. We have tons of problems and unfinished wars already without picking new fights. Once we've won the war on drugs, the war on poverty, and the war on unemployment, then maybe we should look to cleaning up the rest of the world.
Oct 29, 2012 9:29 AM CDT
and the USA is preaching tolerance for these assholes!!! What a joke! Look at the trouble they cause anywhere in the world! Look at the mass murders in the Philippines! WIPE THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH!!!