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French foreign minister: prevented attack on website likely carried out by Russian parties

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PARIS (Reuters) – France prevented an attack on its foreign ministry website () that was likely carried out by Russian or Russian-speaking individuals, said a statement from French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna.

Colonna’s statement on Tuesday said authorities had prevented an identity-hack attempt on that site, and that France believed there was a broader campaign of spreading dis-information in France from Russian parties.

(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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