The California Attorney General’s Office Monday acknowledged that a hacker attacked the home page of its website over the weekend, but officials declined to discuss what action they might take.

The home page “was defaced,” said spokesperson Lynda Gledhill. She didn’t discuss other information about the attack.

The hacker, who included the words “hacked by hux0x,” took over the website home page Sunday and posted slogans calling for “Peace in the World!! No War.”

The hacking occurred the same weekend the group Anonymous had threatened the Fullerton Police Department website to protest the death of drifter Kelly Thomas after a confrontation with police. That website attack has not materialized.

But hackers did attack the site of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, saying they acted because of the use of force by officers from the agency.


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