posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 08:56 AM
France’s finance ministry was the target of one of the largest ever cyber-attack on a French government office, the government has confirmed.
According to experts, the hackers were after documents relating to the G20.
Throwing around words like "spectacular" and "unprecented" when it comes to an information gathering attack should raise some hackles
I wonder what the cost of this attack will be to France, doesn't seem like something affecting over 10,000 government computers can come cheaply
Is china really the country of origin, or is there some other element behind these recent attacks
Will be interesting to see what develops, if anything from this
From what I can tell, it seems this has been ongoing since December and may possibly be related to the recent G20 attacks against Canada
Anyone else find any information on this?
Is it just coming to light now, and if so, why so long?
edit on 7-3-2011 by reticlevision because: (no reason given)