[LINK] France computer attack from China

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Tue Mar 8 02:35:41 AEDT 2011

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:58 AM, Roger Clarke <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au>wrote:

> 'Hackers determined to gain access to documents about one of the most
> predictable and terminally boring events known to mankind telegraphed
> their intentions by flooding their target'.

Apparently the attack has been going on for "months", and they have only
just discovered it.  I'd hardly call that telegraphing.

To their credit, AFP published the key quote:  "Patrick Pailloux,
> director general of the French National Agency for Information
> Technology Security" said that "The actors were determined
> professionals and organised".

This is a simply a poor translation from French to English.  The actual
quote was "Ceux qui ont agi sont des professionnels déterminés et

A less literal translation would be "Those involved are determined and
organized professionals"


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