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several institutional sites targeted by cyberattacks

The sites of Urssaf, the Ministry of Justice, University Paris-Sud, the University of Lorraine and the Franco-American Foundation have been targeted by cyberattacks.

The “yellow vests” are used in the street, but also behind their computers. Some activists have been behind cyberattacks against institutional websites, and promise new actions Saturday, December 8, said Thursday, December 6 David Grout, an expert from the US FireEye cybersecurity company. The teams of this group have spotted cyberattacks conducted between December 2 and December 4 on at least five institutional sites: the Urssaf, the Ministry of Justice, the University Paris-Sud, the University of Lorraine and the Franco-American Foundation.

Initially, these actions were claimed by militant groups, including some associated with operations against Israel or Turkish activists, but “They were followed a little later, around December 4-5, by AnonymousFR, French activists of the web, who promise other things for December 8, in the same way as the demonstrations of 'yellow vests ' “ detailed David Grout.

“On a scale of risk, these cyber-activists would be rated 5 out of 10”he believes, their strength lies in their ability to network and relay information. The technical level of their attacks is “way”, that is to say “not available to all but not a capacity worthy of a state or groups much more advanced in the world of cyberattacks”.

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