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Dassaults of an depth “ unprecedented”. Several state providers have been attacked on the IT degree since Sunday by hackers from Anonymous Sudan, in accordance with info from the specialist media Numerama. The activists, pro-Russian and Islamist militants, had already attacked France final 12 months. A disaster unit was activated on Sunday night in accordance with the Prime Minister's workplace.

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At this stage, the impact of these attacks has been reduced for most services and access to State sites has been restored,” says Matignon. The groups of the Interministerial Digital Directorate (DINUM) and ANSSI (National Agency for Information Systems Security) are persevering with filtering measures till the assaults finish, detailed the Prime Minister's providers.

READ ALSO What we find out about LockBit, the 'most dangerous' hacker group on the earthStill in accordance with Numerama, this Monday, March 11 within the morning, workers of a ministry acquired an e-mail indicating a “ production incident on RIE infrastructure”, the State Interministerial Network. Another e-mail confirms that this EIR is “ the target of a cyber attack.

Several ministries affected

On the Telegram social network, the Anonymous Sudan movement, very active since 2023, claimed attacks against the ministries of Culture, Health, Social Affairs, Economy and Finance, Ecological Transition and finally the services of the Prime Minister. The attack on Monday March 11 was caused by denial of service, that is to say by attacking the request sites until they were out of service.

On February 20, the French Minister of Armed Forces, Sébastien Lecornu, warned of the need to strengthen security measures in the face of threats of “ “Russian sabotage and cyberattack” which targets his ministry “first and foremost”.

Stéphane Bouillon, the Secretary General of Defense and National Security (SGDSN), additionally believes that the European elections on June 9 will probably be “a considerable issue and target” for overseas manipulation.