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Russia-aligned hackers take down French state services in massive DDoS attack

March 12, 2024

Anonymous Sudan, a Russian-speaking hacktivist group, has claimed the severe distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that disrupted several French government services on Monday.

In a statement issued on Monday, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s office confirmed that a series of DDoS attacks started on Sunday night, hitting multiple government ministry websites.

“We have conducted a massive cyberattack on the infrastructure of the French Interministerial Directorate of Digital affairs (DINUM),” said Anonymous Sudan in an official Telegram channel run by the group. “The damage will be widespread as core digital government endpoints have been hit and the French knows the details very well.”

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