FRANCE OFFICIALS ACCUSE USA OF HACKING FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT SARKOZY’S COMPUTERS

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 Report: French officials accuse US of hacking Sarkozy’s computers

By Julian Pecquet – 11/20/12

The United States used U.S.-Israeli spy software to hack into the French presidential office earlier this year, the French cyberwarfare agency has concluded, according to the newsmagazine l’Express.

 

The magazine reported late Tuesday that the computers of several close advisers to then-president Nicolas Sarkozy – including Chief of Staff Xavier Musca – were compromised in May by a computer virus that bears the hallmarks of Flame, which was allegedly created by a U.S.-Israeli team to target Iran’s nuclear program. Anonymous French officials pointed the finger at the United States.

 

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