Tag Archives: France

French Finance Ministry under 'Spectacular' Cyber Attack

The French Finance Ministry has been cyber attacked since December by hackers targeting the treasury and G20 documents, according to a French news outlet. Paris-Match magazine said between December and this weekend, the Ministry of Finance and the Economy had been the victim of “an unprecedented cyber attack,” with the …

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Hackers Hijack French President's Facebook Account

A hacker hijacked French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Facebook account and posted a fake announcement saying he would not run for re-election, according to AFP. “Dear compatriots, given the exceptional circumstances our country is experiencing, I have decided in my spirit and conscience not to run for office again at the …

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France Steps up Cyber Defense to Avoid WikiLeaks Incident

The French foreign ministry is working to strengthen its cybersecurity to avoid a scandal similar to the WikiLeaks controversy that has drawn the ire of leaders worldwide, according to Radio France Internationale. “In order to preserve documents’ confidentiality, we are in a permanent process of improving security,” said France’s foreign …

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French Foreign Affairs Ministry's Twitter Account Hacked

The official Twitter account of the French ministry of foreign affairs was hacked last week, sending thousands of followers a undiplomatic message about Roma people, France24 reports. The tweet was written in English and said, “[EXPLETIVE] YOU ROMANIAN PEOPLE! I HATE YOU ALL AND I WANT DESTROY EU!” The French …

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Russian Credit Card Traffic Arrested After Nine-Month Search

A Russian man accused of trafficking in stolen credit card data has been arrested by authorities in France following a nine-month manhunt. Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin was arrested in Nice, France as he was attempting to board a flight to Moscow, according to U.S. federal prosecutors. He is in custody in …

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