One Year Ago — NSA Hacked French President’s House [UPDATE]

“Keith Alexander (Director of the NSA) told me he was disappointed because he never thought we would detect them and he even added: You guys are good.”

Bernard Barbier — Director of the DGSE Technical Division



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UPDATE — The NSA hacked the Élysée Palace in 2012, between the two rounds of the Presidential election. That is a fact and there is no denying it. Yet, this story was not reported in the US ‘mainstream’ media… Imagine for a moment what those media would publish if we were to learn that some country — pick your favorite villain — had hacked the White House during the 2016 campaign? What goes around, comes around… This post was a ‘big hit’ and most French media discussed the story afterwards. END of UPDATE

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Unfortunately, we noticed that the video is no longer available: “This video has been removed by the user”, YouTube indicates. And of course, the video is no longer available on the website of the French Newspaper ‘Le Monde’.

Shorter videos have appeared on several French News Media but the 90′ long interview of Bernard Barbier is no longer available. Here is a video showing Barbier’ s interview.

[Comment. The original video is now back online with a sightly improve audio.  You can see this video here.]

‘Quantum Insert’ Attacks & Facebook pages

The French media however confirm that the NSA had used Facebook [and ‘Quantum Insert Attacks’ ] to get inside the computers of several collaborators of Sarkozy. See this video.


The secret document  “SECRET//SI//NOFORN VISIT PRECIS BERNARD BARBIER”  confirms that Barbier visited the NSA on April 12 2013 to discuss the attacks. The US agencies had denied involvement in January and offered assistance in attributing the attacks.

This note offers a summary of the information published by the French Media:

An initial press report from Paris Atlantico, “French Web site Says Turkish Hackers Behind Elysée Cyber Attacks.” dated 12 July 2012 stated it was believed “the attacks originated from France’s allies” and speculated Turkish hackers with possible links to Turkish “intelligence services or government bodies” might be responsible.

Barbier claims in the interview that he came easily and quickly to the conclusion that only two countries –The US and Russia — were capable of such a sophisticated attack. Based on similarities with a previous attack the DGSE had investigated and understood, Barbier was 100% convinced that the attacks were coming from the NSA.

[Comment: Officially, it was nevertheless Turkey that was blamed for this hack in the French media… Does that ring a bell?]


Stay tuned more ‘GOSINT’ !


Les Etats-Unis ont bien piraté l’Elysée en 2012 — Le Monde 03 September 2016

How to detect sneaky NSA Quantum Insert Attacks — WIRED


One Year Ago — NSA Hacked French President’s House [UPDATE]


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