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Cyber attack hit French Finance Ministry, government says

By Saskya Vandoorne, CNN
Francois Baroin told Europe 1 an investigation was underway into a cyber attack targeting G20 documents in December.
Francois Baroin told Europe 1 an investigation was underway into a cyber attack targeting G20 documents in December.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The ministry faced a large-scale attack in December, a minister says
  • G20 documents seem to have been the target
  • Paris hosted a G20 summit last month
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Paris (CNN) -- The French finance ministry came under a large-scale cyber attack in December that targeted G20 documents, France's Budget Minister Francois Baroin told French radio on Monday.

Baroin told Europe 1 an investigation was underway and that there were unconfirmed leads.

"It seems what was targeted was the organization of the G20 (conference)," Baroin said.

Paris Match magazine reported earlier Monday that the finance ministry had come under an unprecedented cyber attack and that 100 computers were affected.

The G20 met in Paris last month. The Group of 20 was established in 1999 to bring together industrialized and developing economies to promote global economic stability.

 
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