France says it was the subject of 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets last year.
Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said such attacks have been doubling every year and this year’s presidential elections could be targeted.
Mr Le Drian is overseeing an overhaul of France’s cyber-security operations.
Cyber-attacks in France have increased substantially in the last three years and have become a serious threat to the country’s infrastructure, Mr Le Drian said.
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