[funsec] French Reveal That They, Too, Victims of China Hackers

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Sun Sep 9 18:32:04 CDT 2007


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Via Australian IT.

[snip]

French information systems fell prey to cyber attacks "involving China",
similar to those reported by the US, British and German governments, a top
French security official said.

"We have indications that our information systems were the object of
attacks, like in the other countries," the Secretary-General of National
Defence (SGDN) Francis Delon said, confirming a report published in French
newspaper Le Monde.

"We have proof that there is involvement with China. But I am prudent. When
I say China, this does not mean the Chinese government. We don't have any
indication now that it was done by the Chinese People's Liberation Army,"
he added.

Asked which computer systems had been hacked, Delon said they "concerned
the services of the (French) state."

A source close to the issue said the French defence ministry's public
Internet site was targeted, but that it contained no confidential
information. The attack was made by cyber saboteurs to "test information
technology defences."

[snip]

More:
http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,,22391592-5013040,00.html

- - ferg

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