US accused of launching cyberattack against French government

Nicholas Sarkozy White House Press Photo

Earlier this year, the French government fell victim to a sophisticated cyberattack that forced a complete overhaul of its network. At the time, media outlets speculated that China may have been behind the attack, citing military secrets as a potential motive, but a report this week from French daily L’Express points the finger squarely at the US government.

The attack in question was launched sometime between the conclusion of France’s presidential election on May 6th and the day incoming President François Hollande took office on May 15th. Its perpetrators allegedly used Facebook to first find and connect with close advisors to outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy, before inviting them to join the Elysée intranet on a fake government…

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