Hacker steals crucial data from French Prez candidate

Tuesday, 6 March 2007, 10:20 AM EST

A cyber crook has stolen sensitive data from Jean-Marie Le Pen, a far-right contender for president of France. The breach may kill his chances of being able to run for the office.

The hacker used an internet site designed to break login credentials to gain access to a list of French officials who had tentatively agreed to back Le Pen, police said. An employee with the candidate's National Front party, who used the computer that was breached, was briefly detained, according to Reuters.

At The Register.

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