Ahead of French vote, 'digital hygiene' urged for parties

External cyber attacks targeting France's military double each year and the country blocked 24,000 of them in 2016With France’s presidential election less than four months away, political parties have been urged to practise “digital hygiene” to avoid cyberattacks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday. The minister said officials of France’s main political parties met with the digital security service in October to learn how to detect and prevent hacking attacks.


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