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State Police: Hacker wasn't local The Associated Press 3/13/00 3:15 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say the cyber vandal who defaced a state agency's Web site last month isn't working locally.
"Investigators have identified a location outside the country where we believe the person responsible resides," said Lt. Gregg Hastings, a state police spokesman.
The information has been turned over to the FBI for further investigation, he said.
Last month, someone posted a picture of a pitchfork-wielding devil on the Web site of the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and blocked access to information about state-registered contractors for several hours.
No other damage was done, and no records were tampered with, state officials said.
Hastings said a state police computer crimes specialist tracked the intruder to a foreign country but would not disclose other details other than that the suspect isn't based in North America.
-- Martin Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 13, 2000