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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Library Site Vandalized

WASHINGTON -- Computer hackers vandalized one of the U.S. government's most popular Internet sites Monday, preventing visitors from searching new legislation being considered by Congress.

The hackers altered the "Thomas" web site of the Library of Congress, named after the late U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.

The site is a favorite among journalists and researchers who need immediate information about bills under consideration on Capitol Hill.

The vandals claimed to be "four hackers from a little country in Europe," and changed the site to read: "U.S. Congress web site - defeated!"