Tons of confidential emails and documents from France’s Emmanuelle Macron’s presidential campaign leaked after ‘massive’ hacking attacks.
Emmanuelle Macron’s team confirmed that it suffered a massive hacking attack after a trove of internal documents was released online just a day before the final round of elections.
Macron’s political movement, En Marche!, has released a statement confirming that the candidate and his campaign team were hacked.
WikiLeaks denied being involved in the leak and hack attack to Macron’s campaign.
The group posted a link to Pastebin on Twitter, saying that the release in question “contains many tens of thousands of emails, photos, attachments up to April 24, 2017.”
Update: #MacronLeaks contains many tens of thousands emails, photos, attachments up to April 24, 2017–around 9Gb in total
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) 5 May 2017
Outgoing French President Francois Hollande told AFP that the hacking attack “will not be left without a response.”
The media, and in particular [news] websites, were urged not to report on the content of the leaked data” as distribution “of false information” may lead to criminal charges