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French TV station's systems severely damaged in cyber attack

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    The French TV station TV5Monde suffered a major cyber-attack on the evening of the 8th of April resulting in all of its eleven channels being taken off air for three hours. At 10:00 p.m. Paris time the eleven channels for TV5Monde, which reach over 260 million people worldwide, went blank. At the same time the station’s Facebook page was hijacked and its website defaced.

    The TV channel’s Network Director General, a Mr. Yves Bigot, said
    “We are no longer able to broadcast any of our channels. Our websites and social media sites are no longer under our control and are all displaying claims of responsibility by Islamic State. “

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