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Fancy Bear Hackers Target French Presidential Candidate
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 02:17:46 AM »
Fancy Bear Hackers Target French Presidential Candidate
25 April 2017, 11:36 pm

A phishing campaign is targeting the emails of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign staff. All fingers are pointing towards Russia once more. 

According to security firm Trend Micro who published a new report today, there are signs of a phishing attack targeting Macron, in what feels like deja-vu. The sites that are trying to trick staffers require their usernames and passwords before injecting malicious software into their computers. 

Macron is the opposing candidate of Marine Le Pen, a politician who intends to take France further away from the European Union, in an effort to step in the footsteps of the United Kingdom. 

Emmanuel Macron's campaign staff confirmed for the Wall Street Journal that they have been receiving emails leading to fraudulent websites, but said the attempts were blocked. 

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