[Ed. – This suddenly burbled up toward the end as a major media “meme,” prompting Macron to ban RT and Sputnik from the press gaggle following him around. The U.S. actually alerted France to the supposed hacking of the Macron campaign. This latest assessment doesn’t bode well for the record of U.S. experts, as regards identifying “Russian hacking.”]
The Daily Beast, The New York Times and International Business Times reported how the Macron campaign planted false information to fool would-be hackers. My God—it’s happening across the pond. The Kremlin is trying to flex its muscles through cyber warfare. Well, in the end, it wasn’t the Russians at all (via Reuters):
The head of the French government’s cyber security agency, which investigated leaks from President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign, says they found no trace of a notorious Russian hacking group behind the attack.
In an interview in his office Thursday with The Associated Press, Guillaume Poupard said the Macron campaign hack “was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone.” …