No evidence of Russia behind Macron leaks: report

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The head of the French cybersecurity agency says there is no evidence suggesting Russia was behind the leaks of campaign emails from Emmanuel Macron two days before the French election and his subsequent presidency. 

Guillaume Poupard, director general of the French agency ANSSI, told The Associated Press there was no evidence that the hack leading to those leaks had anything to do with Russia. 

{mosads}Poupard said the attack leading to the leaks was so simple “we can imagine that it was a person who did this alone. They could be in any country.”

Though Russia being behind the leaks was largely conjecture, there was evidence of Russia attacking the Macron campaign before the leak. The firm Trend Micro found that the alleged Russian hackers known as APT 28 or Fancy Bear had targeted the campaign.

APT 28 is known in the United States for targeting the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign.



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