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  11/22/2012, Kislev 8, 5773

France: 'US Launched Flame Cyber Attack on Sarkozy's Office'

A French news magazine has accused the United States of using U.S.-Israeli spy software to hack into the office of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy during the final weeks of his presidency.

L’Express reported late Tuesday that the computers of several of Sarkozy's close advisers, including chief of staff Xavier Musca, had been compromised in May by a computer virus similar to Flame, which was allegedly created by a U.S.-Israeli team to target Iran's nuclear program.