New Hampshire Lottery website experiences cyberattack

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Officials from the New Hampshire Lottery warned Friday of a cyberattack on its website. Officials said people visiting the site should not click on pop-up messages. Lottery officials announced this cyber attack around 9:30 a.m., although it is unclear when the attack first began. “The security and integrity of our players on our web platform is our primary concern. We have notified our players of this situation and will continue to update the public as we receive more information,” lottery officials said in a statement. WMUR. The attack took place on what is typically a busy day for lottery sales, with the Mega Millions drawing taking place late Friday night. Lottery officials said they have temporarily taken the website offline while they fix the security vulnerabilities. They said they would restore the site late Friday night. Officials said they are investigating the issue and are working to fix it as soon as possible so they can get the website working properly again. Officials are asking for patience from the public as they work to fix the problem. Officials said they had notified web players of the situation. It is unknown if any personal information was compromised in this attack. Raffle sales in stores across the state are unaffected, bringing relief to store owners like Dave McLaughlin. “In-store sales are not affected, so everything has been good,” said McLaughlin of McLaughlin’s Country Market in Concord. New Hampshire-based cybersecurity firm Trusted Internet. While not affiliated with the New Hampshire Lottery, he says these types of attacks are generally on the rise. “We’ve seen a lot of government sites that have been hit in the last two years. Ransomware has penetrated the roof, web applications. Everything is being hit,” Stutzman said. Stutzman said it’s not just big agencies that should be concerned about these kinds of attacks. He said anyone who has a website at home should also make sure they have the right security.

Officials from the New Hampshire Lottery issued a warning on its website on Friday about a cyberattack.

Officials said people who visit the site should not click on pop-up messages.

Lottery officials announced this cyber attack around 9:30 am, although it is unclear when the attack first started.

“The security and integrity of our players on our web platform is our primary concern. We have notified our players of this situation and will continue to update the public as we receive more information,” lottery officials said in a statement. WMUR.

The attack took place on what is typically a busy day for lottery sales, with the Mega Millions drawing taking place late Friday night.

Lottery officials said they’ve taken the website offline temporarily while they’re fixing security vulnerabilities with great caution. They said they would restore the site late Friday night.

Officials said they are investigating the issue and are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible so that they can get the website working properly again.

Officials are asking for patience from the public as they work to fix the problem. Officials said they had notified web players of the situation.

It is not known whether personal information was stolen in this attack.

Raffle sales in stores across the state are unaffected, bringing relief to store owners like Dave McLaughlin.

“In-store sales are not affected, so everything has been good,” says McLaughlin of McLaughlin’s Country Market in Concord.

Jeff Stutzman is the CEO of New Hampshire-based cybersecurity firm Trusted Internet. While not affiliated with the New Hampshire Lottery, he says these types of attacks are on the rise overall.

“We’ve seen a lot of government sites that have been affected in the last two years. Ransomware has gone through the roof, web applications. Everything is being affected,” Stutzman said.

Stutzman said it’s not just big agencies that should be concerned about these types of attacks. He said anyone who has a website at home should also make sure they have the right security.

The Valley Voice
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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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