French Officials Investigate Hack Of Television Network

April 9, 2015 8:30 PM

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In France, security officials are trying to figure out how hackers claiming allegiance to the so-called Islamic State managed to shut down a global television network. Last night, 11 channels belonging to the broadcaster TV5Monde went dark. The hackers kept the network off the air for hours. The group calling itself Cybercaliphate also posted pro-ISIS messages on the network's webpages.

The hacking comes after a deadly January attack by Islamists on a French satirical magazine. Today the French culture minister called an emergency meeting of media groups. Damien Leloup is a technology writer for the French newspaper Le Monde. It's not affiliated with the TV network. He spoke to me ...

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