Thousands of French websites hacked

France turns it anti-terror eye to the internet after spate of hackings raises the red flag over online security.

    Tens of thousands of French websites whave been attacked by North Africa-based supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group based.

    The French government passed an anti-terrorism law which targeted the internet but the recent cyber attack, while not sophisticated, has created renewed cause for concern.

    The government says it will be confronting terrorism on the internet as well.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Paris.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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