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Hackers have opened the e-mail account or accounts of the favoured French electoral candidate, Emmanuel Macron, and dumped 9 gigabytes of the contents online, current up to 24 April 2017. BBC:
The NYT, which is firmly anti-Le Pen, reported that Le Pen's campaign also faced regular (unsuccessful) hacks during the campaign. Some people on Twitter think the hack is Russian; some think the hackers were American. Some think the hack is fake. Liberals think it is anti-democratic and Russian or neo-Nazi-sourced."The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse people. ...About nine gigabytes of data were posted online by an anonymous user.The details are unclear so far, but Mr Macron's En Marche movement said internal campaign documents, including emails and financial data, had been taken in an 'act of massive, co-ordinated hacking'.'The leaked files were obtained several weeks ago by hacking personal and professional email accounts of several officials of the movement,' it said in a statement.The campaign said the documents showed only legitimate campaign activities.France's election authorities have warned media outlets against reporting on the contents of the leaked documents because of the restrictions now in place. ...That too remains unclear. The Macron camp has not blamed any specific party but said the hack clearly aimed to damage it and undermine French democracy[.]It compared it to the leak of Democratic Party emails in last year's US presidential election that was blamed on Russian hackers.Wikileaks, which published those emails, posted a link to the Macron documents on Twitter but implied it was not responsible."