“Hackers have infiltrated French government computers in search of information about France’s leadership of the Group of 20 leading economies, the country’s budget minister said Monday.

The head of France’s network security agency said it was the biggest-ever hacker attack against the government.

Network security agency chief Patrick Pailloux said “sensitive” information had been obtained in the attack, which he said was carried out by “a number of professional, determined and persistent hackers.”

From The Globe and Mail