Macron campaign says its emails have been subjected to ‘massive, coordinated’ hacking

May 8th 2017 - 11:22

It was only the latest plot twist in a long, bitter campaign defined by rancor and uncertainty.

The day before France’s most momentous presidential election in recent history, authorities were still investigating the “massive and coordinated piracy action” that independent candidate Emmanuel Macron reported just minutes before the campaign’s official end Friday night.

The data dump, the Macron campaign said, involved thousands of nonincriminating emails and other internal communications — some of which, the campaign insisted, were fake.

Read the full article with an interview with Alexander Klimberg here.

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Dr. Alexander Klimburg is Director of the GCSC Initiative and Secretariat, Director Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, and a former associate and former research fellow of the Science Technology and Public Policy Program and Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Dr. Klimburg is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute of European and Security Policy.