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Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn

At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later, a pornographic clip appeared.

Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Illinois Emergency Management Agency scrambling in late August to disable the video, and its chief of staff ordering an investigation into how the salacious footage was added.

Officially, the agency, whose conference last month included a session on cyber security, insists no one "hijacked" the website to tag the lewd material onto the end of director James Joseph's video invitation promoting the summit in Springfield. Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson...