×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: EU | France | Election | Hacking
Macron Campaign Says it Fought off Cyberespionage Attempts

Macron Campaign Says it Fought off Cyberespionage Attempts

Monday, 24 April 2017 08:57 PM

The campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron says it has fought off a series of cyberespionage attempts dating back to December, adding meat to previous allegations that it was the subject of an electronic eavesdropping campaign.

The campaign's digital chief Mounir Mahjoubi says a series of sophisticated phishing operations have been thwarted over the past couple of months.

Phishing, which typically works by using lookalike emails to trick people into giving out their passwords, was a key vector for the hackers that compromised Democratic Party officials in the United States last year.

Mahjoubi spoke after reports quoted Tokyo-based TrendMicro as linking the phishing to Pawn Storm, one of the various names used to describe Russian cyberespionage operations.

"It's serious," Mahjoubi said Monday, "but nothing was compromised."

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Europe
The campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron says it has fought off a series of cyberespionage attempts dating back to December, adding meat to previous allegations that it was the subject of an electronic eavesdropping campaign.The campaign's digital...
EU, France, Election, Hacking
127
2017-57-24
Monday, 24 April 2017 08:57 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved