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The French Government Faces Unprecedented Cyberattacks

The French government is facing cyberattacks of "unprecedented intensity." A special crisis center has been activated to restore online services. Anonymous Sudan, a group with pro-Russia affiliations, has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The French government has announced that it is currently under attack from a series of cyberattacks of "unprecedented intensity." In response, a special crisis center has been activated to restore online services and mitigate the impact of the attacks.


The attacks began on Sunday night and targeted multiple government ministries, although specific details have not been provided. However, by Monday afternoon, the government reported that the impact of the attacks had been reduced for most services, and access to government sites had been restored.


A group of hackers known as Anonymous Sudan, believed to have pro-Russia affiliations according to cybersecurity experts, has claimed responsibility for the attacks through online posts. However, the French prime minister's office and the digital safety agency have neither confirmed nor commented on this claim, nor have they disclosed the specific targets or potential damage caused.


According to a French official, the attacks are classified as denial-of-service attacks, a common type of cyberattack that involves overwhelming a website with excessive data to render it inaccessible.


This recent wave of cyberattacks comes as France has been actively working to enhance its cyber defenses ahead of the Paris Olympics scheduled for this summer. The country has also been grappling with the aftermath of damaging ransomware attacks, including those targeting hospitals in 2021.


The French government has previously accused Russia of engaging in a long-running online manipulation campaign against Ukraine's Western allies. This campaign allegedly includes tactics such as mirroring the French Foreign Ministry website. President Emmanuel Macron has taken a firm stance against Moscow and has been vocal about condemning the Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine.


In light of these cyberattacks, the French government's focus on bolstering its cybersecurity measures has become even more critical. As the investigation into the attacks continues, it remains to be seen how the government will further strengthen its defenses to protect against future threats.

 
  • The French government is facing cyberattacks of "unprecedented intensity."

  • A special crisis center has been activated to restore online services.

  • Anonymous Sudan, a group with pro-Russia affiliations, has claimed responsibility for the attacks.


Source: AP NEWS

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