Another political campaign has been hit by an email dump. This time, the target is French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.
On Friday, his campaign said a massive and coordinated hack had breached the email inboxes of several staffers. This came after a mysterious user named “EMLEAKS” apparently dumped the stolen data through torrent files on text storage site Pastebin.
It’s unclear if the information in the dump is genuine. Allegedly, the dump contains a 9GB trove of emails and photos. The torrent files, which were hosted on Archive.org, are no longer available there.
But Macron’s campaign said the leaked files have been spreading over social media as the country prepares to vote for a new president on Sunday.