EDF has been fined €1.5 million for hacking into Greenpeace's computer systems.

"Two high-ranking EDF employees were given prison sentences on Thursday for hiring investigators to hack into Greenpeace systems in France, Greenpeace said in a blog post on Thursday," writes ZDNet's Tom Espiner.

"At Branch 15 of the Criminal Court of Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) near Paris on Thursday, Judge Isabelle Prévost-Desprez imposed custodial sentences on former EDF security head Pascal Durieux, and his deputy Pierre-Paul François," Espiner writes. "Durieux was sentenced to three years in prison, with two years suspended, while François got three years jail, with 30 months suspended."

Go to "EDF Greenpeace hack leads to £1.3m fine and jail" to read the details.

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