U.S. Hacked Sarkozy’s Computers: Report

Where’s Inspector Clouseau when you need him? According to French magazine l’Express, the U.S. government used a malware system called Flame to hack into computers belonging to senior French officials—including those in former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s office—during the last days of his presidency. It’s the same malware system that was initially developed to spy on and sabotage the Iranian nuclear program. U.S. officials may have been able to record conversations, screenshot intel, and copy files from the computers they hacked. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would not confirm or deny the story.