French broadcaster TV5Monde says it was victim of Islamist hacking

April 9, 2015 6:53 AM

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PARIS (Reuters) - French broadcaster TV5Monde was working on Thursday to regain control over its 11 channels and websites after an "extremely powerful" cyber attack claimed by the supporters of the Islamic State, its director said.

The attack began around 10 pm local time on Wednesday, said Yves Bigot in an interview on RTL radio, and the hackers knocked out the TV channels and posted material on the broadcaster's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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