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French cyber security experts say the U.S. government used software resembling Flame to hack into computers of the French presidential staff, the magazine l’Express said in a report that was picked up by The Hill.
The computers of advisers to former President Nicolas Sarkozy were hacked in May, l’Express reported, during the run-up to elections in which Mr. Sarkozy was defeated by Francois Hollande. Flame is the same virus allegedly created by the U.S. and Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear program.
In spite of her training in military intelligence and West Point education, David Petraeus’s biographer and mistress Paula Broadwell apparently never learned about tracing data embedded in emails. That’s what ultimately brought the F.B.I. to Ms. Broadwell’s door and led to the ugly unveiling last Friday of her affair with the former general and CIA director.
Wired reports the tawdry tale began its downhill slide into public scandal with email harassment: