French finance ministry confirms cyber attack


7 Mar 2011

The French finance ministry has confirmed it was the subject of a cyber attack from hackers in December 2010.

It is understood that the hackers were targeting G20 documents and that up to 150 computers were hacked.

A senior official in the finance ministry told Paris-Match magazine that a certain amount of information was redirected to Chinese sites.  

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Budget Minister Francois Baroin, meanwhile, has said an investigation is under way into the source of the attacks, adding, “We have leads”.

Article courtesy of Businessandleadership.com