Experts from US- and Japan-based cybersecurity firms have suggested that the massive pre-election hacking of documents from French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's campaign team, and which were posted online with reportedly fake contents, was the work of groups reportedly affiliated to Russian military intelligence.
The global TV channel came close to total destruction in a 2015 cyber attack that French investigators now believe was the work of Russian hackers hiding behind the name of Cyber Caliphate, the broadcaster's director-general says.
All 11 channels of French international TV network TV5Monde, plus its website and social media pages were brought down by the cyberattack.
The French daily said an attack on its Twitter account and website on Wednesday was the work of a hacker supporting the Damas regime.
The French telecommunications giant says hackers stole data on about 1.3 million clients or potential customers in last month's attack.