[Speculation] Russia hacks Macron in France

It seems that Russia just hacked the presidential candidate Macron in France. I don’t know what type of hack this, but it shows the signature (without looking at any data, just going by the news) that Russia played a social engineering (Wikipedia) on a person or persons in Macron office or IT department. This is a common factor of an attack in this cases, this is mostly done by a fake link with a false login page or something of that short.

What gives this away as a Russian attack is how it is delivered to the public. It’s done with pastebin website and some random hacker group name. This hacking is no surprise, since Russia favors Marie Le Pen for president of France and currently that’s not going Russia way. This seems to have been (speculation) to have been a last resort attempt to damage Macron campaign if things didn’t go Russia way, as it turns out didn’t.

I don’t read France so I’m only basing my view on what appears in the news. What surprises me most is the poor security Macron campaign seems to have had, because somebody should have noticed that something unusual was going on with data being copied off the server to a third party location. This hack shows many of the same signatures as when Hillary Clinton campaign was hacked by Russia, making it highly likely that Russia was involved in this data dump of presidential candidate Macron.

News coverage at writing of this article

Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked (BBC News)

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This is my new website, I’ve owned this domain for several years now having it doing nothing. This website is going to be around my technical life, solutions and debugging stuff.

I spend a lot a time on the computer and I’ve done so for many years. While I’m not employed in the IT industry due to lack of education in the field I know a lot, since I’ve learned a lot over the years and I’m not going to stop learning about computers or IT.

While the subjects covered are going to be different I plan on trying to update this website with new articles when I can and I’m able to. What size and shape those articles are going to be unknown at the moment. I have found that technical websites on the internet today are more of the click bate nature, rather then providing actual solutions to the problems. This website is not about providing solutions to problems that my readers get into. What I’ve been thinking is that I’m going to provide solutions to problems that I get into so it can help someone later that gets into the same issue later and might find that article with an internet search.

At least I’m going to see where and how this develops over the coming years. I currently have knowledge of Linux (most distros), FreeBSD and Windows XP/10. I never used Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 extensively to learn them.

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