Feds widen probe into lottery IT boss who rooted game for profit

Iain Thomson reports:

Federal investigators have confirmed that they are widening a probe into fraud by the former IT security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MSLA).

In July, Eddie Tipton, 52, was found guilty of fraudulently installing a rootkit in the MSLA’s random-number generating computer that allowed him to predict the digits for future winning tickets. He also tampered with security cameras to cover up his time at the keyboard, the court heard.

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