A preliminary investigation was opened on Wednesday April 27 after a wave of malicious acts targeting the national fiber optic network, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. The “cyber” section of the Paris public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for “damage to property likely to harm the fundamental interests of the Nation”, “obstructing an automated data processing system” and “criminal association”, at the the day after malicious acts on the cables carrying optical fiber in France. These incidents notably caused internet access cuts in several large cities including Grenoble, Besançon, Reims and Strasbourg. An unprecedented event in France and which immediately caused the French Telecoms Federation (FFT) to react. \ud83d\uddde Michel Combot, CEO of #FFTélécoms on @franceinfo: “It’s an almost professional act, there are several coordinated attacks across the country with a few minutes apart. It is an attack on an unprecedented scale. » #vandalism \ud83d\udc47https://t.co/71RpYuOZfn— Fédération Française des Télécoms (@FFTelecoms) April 28, 2022 Questioned on Wednesday evening by our colleagues from Franceinfo, the director general of the FFT indicated that following of these sabotages, “all the operators lodged a complaint and became a civil party”. It must be said that the multiple and almost simultaneous incident experienced in different places in France testifies to the seriousness of the facts. To read also: Cutting of fiber optic cables: the Paris prosecutor’s office opens an investigation after acts of vandalism committed in France “In the case of this Wednesday, it is an almost professional act, there are several coordinated attacks across the country with a few minutes interval. It is an attack of an unprecedented scale. As these are on long-distance cables, it impacts many homes”, declared Michel Combot in particular.
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