Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Hacked French Television Channel TV5 Still Without Internet

The French television channel TV5 in early April by a massive hack was hit still has no access to the Internet. That the director of the station Yves Bigot recently told France Info let you know. "We are still without wifi, Skype or scanner, because we still can not connect to the Internet."

First the French internet security agency ANSSI must have completed the examination and consent. Also, a more secure network built. Therefore, employees are working as if they are part of the television series "Lost," said Bigot. The damage of the attack is between 4.3 and 5 million euros for this year. For the next three years there will be further € 11 million, bringing the total amount of loss comes to 15 million euros.

The attackers used a phishing attack to gain access to the transmitter. Because of the attack was also tightened security policies. Henceforth, more complex passwords must be chosen, which will also be changed frequently.

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