In that advisory the FBI states the attacks are not targeted and that "the perpetrators are not members of the ISIL terrorist organization". The advisory goes on to say
"These individuals are hackers using relatively unsophisticated methods to exploit technical vulnerabilities and are utilizing the ISIL name to gain more notoriety than the underlying attack would have otherwise garnered"
As of yet there are no details as to how the attackers managed to gain access to TV5Monde's Facebook page, website, and most importantly their TV broadcasting network. To gain such level of access either indicates the attackers were more sophisticated than those the FBI warned about in their advisory or that TV5Monde's were not as secure as they had thought. With last year's attack against Sony Picture Entertainment it appears that media companies are well and truly in the cross-hairs of on-line attackers
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