France found no evidence of burglary of the headquarters of Macron Russia
The head of the French National security Agency information systems (ANSSI), Guillaume Poupard said in an interview with the Associated Press that they failed to detect the group of hackers APT28, which is also suspected in a series of break-ins during the election campaign in the United States, in the attack on the headquarters of the President of France Emmanuel Makron.
According to Poupart, the hacker attacks were “so devoid of specifics and was so simple that it could make almost anyone”. He noted that this simplicity of a hacker attack “it says that it is possible to imagine that the attack could carry one person”.
The first government official, who said the Russian intervention in the work of the election headquarters of Macron, became General Secretary of his party “Forward!” Richard Ferrand.
The staff of the candidate in presidents of France Emmanuel Makron was under attack during the election campaign. In early may a user under the nickname EMLEAKS posted in open access in the web app Pastebin that allows you to anonymously upload snippets of text or source code, and share these data with other users, about 9 GB of documents related to the activities of the election headquarters of Macron.
According to TrendMicro, a Japanese company, from December 2016, the website of the candidate in presidents of France from the party of “Forward!” was subjected to hacker attacks, more than 160 times. In addition, the experts pointed out, the attackers created fake web site to gain access to passwords and mail headquarters staff. The specialists of the same company stated that they consider breaking the site Rules by the group’s Pawn Storm, also known as Fancy Bear, and APT28, which they have stated before, is a “Confederation of Russian hackers.”
Russia has repeatedly stated that it has nothing to do with hacking attacks on the resources of the electoral headquarters of Macron. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called these accusations “baseless” and “absurd”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the St. Petersburg international economic forum June 1, said that Russia at the state level has not been “hacker activity” and hackers are not supported. The President also noted that hackers are not able to dramatically influence the outcome of elections. “Nothing that will not be on the minds of voters, on the minds of the people, no information will affect the final results, final results”, — said the President.
Guillaume Poupard, the General Director of the National security Agency information systems (ANSSI). This state Department is responsible for providing security against cyber attacks. Experts ANSSI was investigating a hacking attack on the resources of the electoral headquarters of Macron from the moment the hacker posted stolen documents in the open access points AP.