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Report: French officials accuse US of hacking Sarkozy’s computers

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The Hill

The United States used U.S.-Israeli spy software to hack into the French presidential office earlier this year, the French cyber-warfare agency has concluded, according to the newsmagazine l’Express.

The magazine reported late Tuesday that the computers of several close advisers to then-President Nicolas Sarkozy — including Chief of Staff Xavier Musca — were compromised in May by a computer virus that bears the hallmarks of Flame, which was allegedly created by a U.S.-Israeli team to target Iran’s nuclear program. Anonymous French officials pointed the finger at the United States.

“You can be on very good terms with a ‘friendly’ country and still want to guarantee their unwavering support — especially during a transition period,” an official told the magazine. The alleged spying attack took place a few days before the second round of the French presidential elections, which Sarkozy lost to Francois Hollande, a socialist.

The Obama administration on Wednesday, though, denied those reports.




  1. judgeroybean

    November 22nd, 2012

    Why would anyone hack into his computer? You can get porn and cartoons everywhere.

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 22nd, 2012

    You can also find his wife’s modeling portfolio, including the nudes, on the net.

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