France’s election campaign commission said Saturday that it is examining the reported hacking attack on candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political movement and subsequent document leaks online.
It urged French media not to publish the documents, warning that some of them are “probably” fake. It also urged citizens not to relay the data on social media to protect the integrity of the French vote.
French electoral law imposed a blackout Saturday and most of Sunday on any campaigning and media coverage seen as swaying the election, to allow voters a period of reflection before casting their ballots.
The Macron team asked the campaign oversight commission Saturday to bring in cybersecurity agency ANSSI to study the hack. Read more at Fox News.