Cyberattack hits NH Lottery, website taken down – NBC Boston

Hackers attacked the New Hampshire Lottery website Friday morning, officials said. The website was taken down, but ticket sales were unaffected.

The website was taken down “with great caution” as New Hampshire Lottery officials and partners investigate what was going on, a lottery representative said.

A user trying to access nhlottery.com on Friday morning received a warning from his Internet browser that the page “may attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience.”

A warning posted on the lottery’s Facebook page read: “Please DO NOT click on any pop-up messages you see on our website. We are aware of this, are investigating and working to remove it as soon as possible so that we can restore our website to working properly. Thank you to all of you who have contacted us to let us know and thank you for your patience while we work to resolve it.”

Despite the disruption on the web, ticket sales continued as normal in stores, according to the lottery representative.

“The safety of our players and the integrity of our web platform is our primary concern. We have informed our players of this situation and will continue to update the public as we receive more information,” said the rep at NBC10 Boston in an email.