ISIS Islamist group hacks French TV station, TV5Monde

The French television network says it suffered an "unprecedented" attack from hackers claiming to belong to Islamic State (IS).

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Islamist militant group, ISIS has reportedly hacked French television network, TV5Monde.

According to BBC, the French television network says it suffered an "unprecedented" attack from hackers claiming to belong to Islamic State (IS).

In addition to the television station, the network's website and social media accounts were all hit while documents purporting to be ID cards of relatives of French soldiers involved in anti-IS operations were also posted by the hackers.

A message posted by the hackers on TV5Monde's Facebook site read: "The CyberCaliphate continues its cyberjihad against the enemies of Islamic State."

Also, they replaced TV5Monde's social media profile pictures with a masked Islamist fighter.

TV5Monde however regained control over most of its sites about two hours after the attack began while the station's digital director, Helene Zemmour, described the hack as "unprecedented and large-scale".

France is part of the US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria. Also, earlier in the year, several Charlie Hebdo staff were killed after armed men stormed their office in Paris for what they termed the magazine's disrespect of Allah.

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