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Servers of Macron’s HQ attacked by Russian hackers

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hackers attempted to insert malware through email
10:01, 25 April 2017

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Servers of the headquarters of the front-runner of French presidential elections Emmanuel Macron were attacked by the hackers of the Russian Main Intelligence Agency (GRU). This was reported by Reuters.

Feike Hacquebord, a researcher with security firm Trend Micro said he had found evidence that the spy group, dubbed "Pawn Storm", targeted the Macron campaign with email phishing tricks and attempts to install malware on the campaign site.

He said telltale digital fingerprints linked the Macron attacks with those last year on the U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC) the campaign of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and that similar techniques were used to target German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in April and May of 2016.

Related: Macron and Le Pen lead in the first round of presidential elections in France, - poll

Russia denied any involvement in the attacks on Macron's campaign, according to the agency.

Earlier it was reported that centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen led the first round of France's presidential election, qualifying for a second-round runoff in two weeks, final voting figures French Interior Ministry showed on Monday.

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