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France: 19,000 websites hit by cyber attacks, official says


Admiral Arnaud Coustilliere, head of cyber defense for the French military, has said that cyber attacks have targeted about 19,000 websites in the country in recent days, The Associated Press reported.

Some of the attacks came from well-known Islamic hacker groups, Mr. Coustilliere said. Officials suspect groups such as Fallaga team, Cyber Caliphate and Middle East Cyber Army of having launched the attacks. The cyber attacks follow the recent terror attacks in the country that claimed 20 lives.

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