French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign says it has been the victim of a massive hacking operation

French Presidential favourite Emmanuel Macron’s political movement claimed it has been the victim of “massive and co-ordinated hack”.

A large trove of emails from the campaign were posted online. They were among around nine gigabytes of data posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting.

Researchers from a Japanese anti-virus firm claim the centrist politician has been targeted by Russian hackers.

The leaked data was posted late on Friday, just a day and a half days before voters go to the polls to decide who will be France’s next leader.

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