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Good news. Maybe all of our constant kvetching is paying off (here, here, etc.)?

SACRAMENTO — A hacker who directed people from a county website to pornography triggered a federal shutdown of state government Internet and e-mail service late Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The state system, which uses the domain name “,” was never hacked and all of its websites and e-mail should be functioning within a few hours, spokesman Aaron McLear said.

He said the federal government moved to suspend the state’s Internet and e-mail service after someone hacked into a county website that contained the domain name and redirected people to a pornography site. McLear said he did not know which county website was hacked.

Link here (via Ferg).

Alex Eckelberry