A powerful cyber-attack came close to destroying a French TV network, its director-general has told the BBC. TV5Monde was taken off air in April 2015. A group calling itself the Cyber Caliphate, linked to so-called Islamic State, first claimed responsibility. But an investigation now suggests the attack was in fact carried out by a group of Russian hackers. The attack used highly targeted malicious software to destroy the TV network’s systems.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC