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Euromillions Online Lottery Hacked by Muslim Script Kiddies
Oct 30, 2012
Online lottery site redirects after Muslim script kiddies hack French Euromillions.
Okay, we have to admit that we are really surprised that actually the same internet is available in France as in the rest of the world, not just some French-developed incompatible thing. However, there certainly seems to be a lack of skilled people capable of running a high profile online gambling site.
Casino gambling news report that Euromillions, the French online lottery site, was hacked on Sunday. Hackers replaced its homepage with a passage from the Koran condemning drinking and gambling.
A group calling themselves “Moroccanghosts” undersigned the hacking. Nothing is known about the group, authorities suspect that they are some script kiddies.
The company which runs Euromillions, the Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), also operates online scratch cards and internet bingo. They also announced their intentions to introduce blackjack themes for their online games.
The FDJ informed that no other games but Euromillions was targeted by the hackers, adding that none of the games themselves nor the player data was compromised in the attack.
Online lottery site still inaccessible after two days of hacking
By Sunday evening, the Koranic verses disappeared from Euromillions, but the web page was inaccessible with a “Service unavailable” message. The FDJ site was also reported to be down with the same erro message on Sunday, but the company denies any attack by hackers on its corporate web presence.
The FDJ claims that they are “in the process” of repairing things, and the site “being put back up”, the Euromillions site simply seems to redirect to the FDJ. Elegant.
FDJ games are available in nine EU countries, but the site is only in French. Did you know that they did translate the word ‘online’ into French (“en ligne”) and that’s how it’s being used? It is a small wonder they didn’t use blackjack as Jacques Noir or something…