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France Euromillions lottery site hit by religious hackers

  • The French site of the Euromillions lottery has been hacked with the homepage replaced by a passage from the Qur’an condemning gambling.

    The hackers, who call themselves "Moroccanghosts", posted the message in both Arabic and French on Sunday morning.

    The Qur’anic verses describes games of chance and alcohol as "works of the devil", which intend to turn people away from God.

    The Francaise des Jeux company, which runs Euromillions in France, said its other games were not affected.

    The site was still unavailable on Sunday evening, although the hackers’ message no longer appeared.

    The Euromillions lottery is played in nine European countries.