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Hackers Return to Disrupt Maine City, News Websites



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    A group of online hackers is turning its attention to Maine news, tourism and city websites after two days of attacking the state's Maine.gov site.

    A Twitter user claimed on Wednesday to have captured dozens of Internet Protocol addresses from users who visited Maine.gov. The group says it shut down several websites on Wednesday, and claims responsibility for service disruptions at sites operated by WABI-TV, the city of Bangor and others. Both those websites and others the group claimed to disrupt appeared to be running normally again by noon on Wednesday.

    Officials say Maine.gov is also experiencing service interruptions on Wednesday.

    The state Department of Administrative and Financial Services has said an investigation into the hacking attacks is underway. State officials say the investigation is still underway. 

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