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French Ministry Documents Stolen

DATA THEFT—FRANCE

March 9, 2011

The French Finance Ministry has confirmed that hackers infiltrated 170,000 of the agency's computers in December and stole data related to the G20, All Headline News reports. The attack involved Trojan horses and was discovered in January, according to French Budget Minister Francois Baroin. Officials are investigating.
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