Keyword: cyber attacks

French hospitals hit by ransomware attack

Cyber-attacks against three French hospitals over recent days, the latest in a series that, beginning last year, targeted others in Paris and several towns across the country, have caused patient transfers and the postponement of a number of surgical operations, although Covid-19 patients were reportedly unaffected.

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France warns Russia over presidential election hacking attacks

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault gave the warning after complaints by the party of centrist presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron that his campaign was the target of 'fake news' put out by Russian media, including rumours about his private life, as well ascyber attacks on its databases.

France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says such attacks are doubling every year and says 2017 presidential elections could be targeted.

French websites hit after 'Islamist cyber attack' warning

A number of French media websites, including Mediapart, were briefly unavailable after a suspected cyber attack hit their web host.

Post-Paris terrorist attacks, hackers mount massive attack on French websites

The attack on 19,000 websites has 'never been seen before' said Arnaud Coustillieère, head of cyberdefence for the French military.