The Muslim Issue

TV5Monde still unable to broadcast anything but pre-recorded programmes on its 11 channels after “unprecedented” cyber attack as French government denounces “act of terrorism”.  

French TV station TV5Monde, based in Paris, has been hacked by pro-Isis supporters
French TV station TV5Monde, based in Paris, has been hacked by pro-Isis supporters

Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) on Thursday seized control of TV5Monde, France’s international TV network, knocking out its 11 channels, website and social media accounts in an attack the government dubbed an “act of terrorism”.

TV5Monde was still struggling to regain control of its channels on Thursday morning, forced to broadcast only pre-recorded programmes after what its director called an “unprecedented attack in the history of television” in which its systems were “severely damaged”.

Yves Bigot, the network’s chief, said he was shaken when a black screen appeared across the entire network at around 10pm local…

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