GCHQ cyber-attack cost 'several million euros', says Belgacom security head Fabrice Clément

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GCHQ's Belgacom attack mainly compromised staff with technical profiles, says Clément, in wide-ranging interview

The alleged attack by Britain's security agency, GCHQ, on Belgium's national telecom operator, Belgacom, cost the company "several million euros" to clean-up - plus an investment of a further €15m ...

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