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

(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.

A man holds his Euromillions tickets in Paris, Sept. 26, 2008.
A man holds his Euromillions tickets in Paris, Sept. 26, 2008.   (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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