Attack jihadi hackers get French TV station off the air




The French international TV channel TV5MONDE is Wednesday hacked by attackers who claim to be affiliated with the Islamic State. Transmissions from the transmitter stopped and social media accounts placed the hackers jihadist messages.

Meanwhile TV5MONDE everything under control, but Wednesday was the station off the air and the company had no access to his social media accounts, reports the BBC. On the accounts published jihadist messages; the attackers would have claimed to be affiliated with the violent group Islamic State. “The cyber caliphate continues its cyber jihad against the enemies of the Islamic State”, was one of the manifestations.

Also placed the attackers images of identity cards on the social media of TV5MONDE, probably of French soldiers involved in operations against the Islamic State. The hack forced TV5MONDE committed to cease broadcasting because the TV station was no longer able to send pictures. This concerned the image on black; if known, the attackers failed to transmit images of themselves.

Approximately two hours after the hack began, TV5MONDE had the attack under control. The head digitally TV5MONDE, Helene Zemmour, calls the hack ‘unprecedented and widely. It is still not clear to which systems are exactly penetrated the attackers.

TV5MONDE is an international station include the French public broadcaster, which broadcasts French-language programs. The station can also be received in the Netherlands, including subtitles.


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