Russian Hackers Target French Election

Stolen E-Mails Released to Aid Far-Right Candidate on Eve of Historic Vote

“The French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by a ‘massive and coordinated’ hacking attack, according to his campaign team, hours before voters go to the polls,” The Guardian reports.

“Coming in the final hours of the campaign, this operation clearly amounts to democratic destabilisation as was seen in the United States,” En Marche! said in a statement.

“Macron’s team has previously blamed Russian interests for repeated attempts to hack its systems during the campaign, saying on 26 April it had been the target of unsuccessful attempts to steal email credentials since January. The Kremlin has denied any involvement.”