BTW, Russians did NOT hack the Macron campaign during France’s election

BTW, Russians did NOT hack the Macron campaign during France’s election

[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.”]

[D]uring the French presidential election, it was first reported that Russian hackers targeted Emmanuel Macron, who eventually won the contest.

The Daily BeastThe 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.” …

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