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Some Missouri lawmakers' Facebook accounts hacked

ST. LOUIS | Missouri lawmakers and their staffs are being targeted by Internet hackers.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that since the legislative session began Jan. 5, three Republican state representatives, one Democratic lawmaker and one Republican staffer have reported their Facebook accounts being hacked.

No one is exactly sure why, but officials point to a potential security hole — a free, open wireless network for House visitors and legislators. The Post-Dispatch says each hacking victim had used the network recently.

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