Hackers

Hackers - According to the Directorate General of Public Finance hackers have hacked around 2,000 tax accounts of taxpayers. The hackers are believed to have amended tax returns adding credits and tax cuts to statements of their victims and replacing bank details. The hackers did not hack directly the site of the tax office, but the mailboxes of their victims. As the piracy involved only about 2,000 of the approximately 31 million online tax accounts, tax officials were able to quickly block affected accounts before calling victims by phone to reset their accounts.

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French and Riviera News Thursday 28th January 2021

A 37-year-old man, heavily under the influence of alcohol has been hit by a vehicle on the RD562. The incident occurred shortly after 8pm on Wednesda... French and Riviera News Thursday 28th January 2021 Read More

28/01/2021

Evening Update Wednesday 27 January 2021

A French government spokesperson has said that the 6pm curfew is "relatively effective" but "not sufficient at this stage". ... Evening Update Wednesday 27 January 2021 Read More

27/01/2021

Lunchtime News Wednesday 27th January 2021

Monaco has decided to extend all current health measures until February 19th. Lunchtime News Wednesday 27th January 2021 Read More

27/01/2021

French and Riviera News Wednesday 27th January 2021

The European Commission has recommended that all governments prevent “non-essential” travel to the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region in an attempt to ... French and Riviera News Wednesday 27th January 2021 Read More

27/01/2021

Evening Update Tuesday 26 January 2021

Several mayors in the Alpes-Maritimes have issued a joint open letter saying that they note the fall in the number of doses for vaccination centers an... Evening Update Tuesday 26 January 2021 Read More

26/01/2021