TV5Monde in chaos as data breach costs roll into the millions

Just because a hack is no longer in the news, it doesn’t mean it still isn’t having a major impact on its target. The TV5Monde hack was apparently much more damaging than some of us had imagined at the time.  Doug Drinkwater reports:

TV5Monde was very visibly hacked back in April when the French news channel, which broadcasts ten channels in over 200 countries, was downed by hackers who also gained control of its social media channels.



The broadcaster’s CEO has now told SC that IT services won’t fully resume until October, some six months after the attack. What’s more, the hack is costing the TV station millions of Euros.

Yves Bigot, CEO at TV France, was quoted in French magazine France.Info recently, in which he said that the broadcaster was without Internet and Skype, while equating the situation to him to his colleagues being castaways in the TV series ‘Lost’. He said the attack costs varied between €4.3 million and €5 million, with €9.9million due to be spent over the next three years.

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