Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails leaked a day before election

| Updated: May 06, 2017 10:46 IST

Berlin [Germany], May 6 (ANI): French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign claimed to be victim of a "massive and coordinated" hacking attack after a trove of emails appearing to be from his campaign reportedly leaked online a day before Sunday's final run-off. Macron's campaign team said late on Friday it had been the victim of a "massive and coordinated" hacking attack and that it was clearly designed to undermine democracy's interests, reports the DW. The campaign team said in a statement that internal communications and financial documents had been hacked a few weeks ago and were now being circulated across social media. It also said that false documents had been mixed with nine gigabytes of leaked campaign data documents. The French Interior Ministry refused to comment as the official campaign had ended. "Neither the ministry, nor any other ministry would be commenting on this because according to the law, campaigning has ended as of midnight," a ministry spokesman said. (ANI)

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