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The hackers also planted a "powerful worm" on palace computers. According to BBC's information, the worm used to subvert French computers was Flame -- a highly sophisticated bug based on Stuxnet. Flame and Stuxnet are thought to be U.S. government sponsored tools which were used to spy and wreak havoc on Iranian government PCs.
Armed with credentials and malware, hackers were able to obtain "secret notes", plans of strategy and a myriad of sensitive documents. Flame itself is capable of screenshots, audio recordings and much, much more.
Jonathan Kimball jkimball.com's Experience Cyber Solutions Analyst Cyveillance Public Company; 51-200 employees; Internet industry December 2010 – Present (2 years) Memetic engineering IO / Psyop Planner / Propaganda Analyst Lincoln Group Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry November 2008 – December 2010 (2 years 2 months) Created a new format for synthesizing IO events and actions across the battlespace as a daily deliverable. Engaged in detailed analysis of PSYOP implications, both friendly and otherwise. Prepared biweekly IO briefings at the Division level. Automated PSYOP product tracking, including geo-referencing across the AO. Prepared and tracked CONOPS for Special Technical Operations. “Seeded” the local IO Wiki to enable growth of a long term knowledge base. Senior Database Administrator WVnet.edu June 2007 – November 2008 (1 year 6 months) Director of Business Development Extreme Endeavors (Sole Proprietorship) April 2005 – April 2006 (1 year 1 month) Psychological Operations Sergeant 305th Psyop Company April 2001 – April 2006 (5 years 1 month) Team Leader of the Product Development team; in charge of all media produced by the 305th, focusing on print. Manage team of 3-4 illustrators and designers, as well as conduct training for entire company. Also serve as IASO.