Cyber-attacks hit e-G8 web forum: organiser

Cyber-attacks hit e-G8 web forum: organiser
Highlights
  • Nicolas Sarkozy's "e-G8" summit suffered a technical hiccup when cyber-attacks disrupted the forum's wireless connection
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's "e-G8" summit on the power of the Internet suffered a technical hiccup when cyber-attacks disrupted the forum's wireless connection, organisers said Wednesday.

Since Tuesday "we have been undergoing a series of attacks and attempted attacks from people outside" the wireless service providing Internet access to journalists and delegates, an e-G8 official who asked not to be named told AFP.

The cyber-attacks failed to cut off access but caused "disruption" of the wifi connection and the forum's video streaming in the tent where politicians and the world's top media bosses were meeting, the official added.

Sarkozy organised the e-G8 to draw up proposals to put to the G8 summit of leading powers, opening on Thursday. Media rights and civil society groups complained that their voices were not being heard at the e-G8.

Web freedom campaign group La Quadrature du Net rejected rumours that it was behind the cyber-attacks.

"That shows that some people are ill at ease with our presence at the e-G8," Jeremie Zimmermann, leader of that campaign group, which has fiercely criticised the stance of major delegates on online regulation, told AFP.

Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Facebook and Spotify to stream music: Report
Google starts street view data collection in India
Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com