French media groups hold emergency meeting in wake of ISIS hacking attack

Angelique Chrisafis and Samuel Gibbs report:

The French culture minister has called an urgent meeting of media groups to assess their vulnerability to hacking after the television network TV5Monde was taken over by individuals claiming to belong to Islamic State, blacking out broadcasts and hacking its websites and Facebook page.

Visiting the network’s headquarters in Paris after the attack, Fleur Pellerin said she would bring together all heads of big French TV companies as well as newspaper groups and the news agency Agence France-Presse within 24 hours “to assure myself of their vulnerable points, any risks that exist and the best way to deal with it”.

Read more on The Guardian.

About the author: Dissent