Official Website of Missouri Defaced

Published 02/16 2012 04:14PM

Updated 02/16 2012 04:19PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) An investigation is underway after the official website for the state of Missouri was defaced on Thursday.

At approximately 9:58 a.m. images of graphic war scenes were placed on the website.

Immediate action was taken and the images were removed.

As a precaution, the website was taken offline for roughly a half an hour.

Neither the state nor its data were accessed and the network remained secure.

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