Here we go again…

Except this time it’s the French Elections…

Massive email hacks, release of data, and…


Former economy minister Macron’s campaign has previously complained about attempts to hack its emails, blaming Russian interests in part for the cyber attacks.

On April 26, the team said it had been the target of a attempts to steal email credentials dating back to January, but that the perpetrators had failed to compromise any campaign data.

The Kremlin has denied it was behind any such attacks, even though Macron’s camp renewed complaints against Russian media and a hackers’ group operating in Ukraine.

Full article, HERE.

And an interesting twist, the French government has put out a warning about publishing any of the hacked material.

France’s electoral commission has ordered media not to publish contents of Emmanuel Macron‘s leaked campaign emails to avoid influencing the election.

 It warned news outlets in France that journalists could face criminal charges for publishing or republishing the material, under laws that came into effect at midnight forbidding any commentary liable to affect the presidential race.
Full article, HERE.
So once again the ‘Russians’ are at play… Or are they? Or will we ever know the real answer???
My guess is probably not. When one considers that the average 14 year old hacker in momma’s basement is capable of using these same tools, and most ‘attributable’ to Russian/Ukrainian coders, it could be anybody…


Here we go again… — 8 Comments

  1. Podesta’s password was “password”. I wonder if Macron’s is any more complicated.

    I agree with you regarding the average 14 year-old. And who is to say where it “really” came from because traffic can be routed here and there by hacking routers. The cisco assembly language and source code was ‘discovered’ by hackers fifteen years ago and you know that many of the routers in the world have not been updated.

    If you’re on it, UNIX tools (trace route, for example) can do a pretty good job finding the origin. In the case of the Dems, they didn’t let anyone investigate for many months. If you waited 6 months to report a bank robbery, how many people would you catch?

  2. LL- Excellent points! You can do so many ‘jumps’ trace route will dump and so will the Cisco systems if you use trapdoors…

    Rick- LOL, nicely done! But you’re over 14!!!

  3. If the Russians were out to undermine France, Macron was their boy. Why sabotage* him?

    It seems France will have to suffer the effects of the Religion of Pieces for 5 more years.

    *it amuses me to finally use the term sabotage in a French context.

  4. Borrowing (stealing) this Jim!
    Thank you.

    Funny. For all their insidiousness, the middle of the road guy won?