France’s TV5Monde came “within hours” of being destroyed by hackers, according to the station’s boss. TV5Monde was taken off air for hours in April 2015. The interruption might have lasted longer but for the intervention of a techie who pulled the plug on a compromised system that was spreading malware, Yves Bigot, the director-general of TV5Monde told the BBC. All 12 of TV5Monde’s channels went off air at 20:40 on Wednesday, 8 April 2015. The first of the restored channels was only brought back at 05:25 the following morning by one of a team of technicians (fortuitously) on site at the time disaster struck.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register