Hackers target Mediapart

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Mediapart was on Thursday targeted by a computer attack which made access to the site difficult or, for some, impossible. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by a Franco-Israeli hacker who operates under the alias of Ulcan, and follows recent attacks led by him against French website Rue89  which were coupled with vicious hoax phone calls targeting its journalists and which have had serious consequences.

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During several hours on Thursday, Mediapart was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) computer attack which had the effect of blocking or slowing down access to the website, but without any intrusion inside our systems.