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French island shuts down all computer networks after cyberattack

The French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has shut down all its computer networks to protect data after a "large-scale cyberattack", local authorities said on Monday.

French island shuts down all computer networks after cyberattack
Illustration photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP

“As a security measure, all computer networks have been shut down to protect data and a diagnosis is underway,” the French overseas region said in a statement on Monday.

“A continuity of services plan has been put in place to ensure public services,” the regional authorities said, adding they had filed a complaint and sent a notification to the French data protection authority CNIL.

The region said it was also collaborating with the national police and the gendarmerie.

Guadeloupe is the latest French region to be hit by a cyberattack in recent months.

Hackers crippled a hospital near Paris in August and released patient data after the institution refused to pay a multimillion dollar ransom.

The port city of Caen in northwest France was hit at the end of September while the departments of Seine-Maritime and Seine-et-Marne were targeted in October and November respectively.

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French actor Depardieu faces new sex assault complaint

A set designer has filed a complaint against French screen legend Gerard Depardieu for an alleged sexual assault during a 2021 film shoot, her lawyer told AFP.

French actor Depardieu faces new sex assault complaint

Depardieu, 75, has been charged with rape in another case and has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than a dozen women. He denies the allegations.

The complainant’s lawyer Carine Durrieu-Diebolt confirmed that she had forwarded this new complaint to the Paris public prosecutor’s office on Friday, alleging sexual assault, harassment and abuse.

The Paris public prosecutor’s office was unable to confirm that the complaint had been lodged, and Depardieu’s lawyers did not comment.

Amelie, 53, told online newspaper Mediapart that Depardieu made several vulgar remarks on September 10th, 2021 then later “brutally grabbed her” and “kneaded her waist and stomach up to her breasts”.

The incidents were interrupted by a bodyguard on the film set of Les volets verts in Paris, the report said.

According to Mediapart, another woman accused Depardieu of twice touching “her breasts and buttocks” on the same set in August 2021.

Repeated allegations against Depardieu have become a culture-war front line in France, dividing the world of cinema and pitting feminist groups against the actor’s defenders.

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