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Two teens charged with 27 fake school bomb threats

Two teenagers from the Bordeaux region were charged last weekend with hacking otolaryngologists to spread false attack threats.

Two teenagers from the Bordeaux area were charged on Saturday, suspected of having hacked students’ digital workspaces to spread bomb threats in different schools in France, we learned on Monday from the Paris trading floor.

These two teenagers, born in 2008, hacked into the digital workspace (ENT) accounts of around sixty students to spread bomb and attack threats, according to the prosecution.

On June 24, the cybercrime unit of the Paris prosecutor’s office was contacted and the investigations were entrusted to the Central Office for Combating Crimes Related to Information and Communication Technologies (OCLCTIC).

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Creteil, Lille, Mulhouse…

In total, 27 incidents of bomb threats and attacks have come to light in various educational centers in France, particularly in Mulhouse, Lille and Créteil.

The two teens were arrested and taken into custody Thursday, according to prosecutors. Their computers were seized during searches of their homes, she added.

At the end of their police detention, they were charged on Saturday with threats of death or dangerous destruction to persons, attacks on an automated data processing system in an organized group and dissemination of false information, and were placed under judicial supervision.

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In early February, three teenagers aged 14, 15 and 17, from Gironde, Val-de-Marne and Bouches-du-Rhône, were accused of having distributed threatening messages after hacking otorhinolaryngologists in early January. Fifteen establishments had to be evacuated.

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