French TV5Monde hit by pro-ISIS hackers

The hackers took control of the channel’s social media platforms. (Courtesy: BBC)

French television network TV5Monde said Wednesday it had been hacked by individuals claiming to belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, who brought television broadcasts to a halt and hijacked its websites and social networks.

The Paris-based company was able to partially resume television broadcasts by 1:00 am (2300 GMT) after a three-hour blackout, the network’s director-general Yves Bigot told AFP, but added its systems had been “severely damaged” by an “unprecedented attack.”

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The hackers posted documents on TV5Monde’s Facebook page purporting to be the identity cards and CVs of relatives of French soldiers involved in anti-ISIS operations, along with threats against the troops.
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