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A cursory look at Wikileaks discussion leaves me convinced that there were indeed fake documents planted with the genuine ones, created by people using Cyrillic versions of Microsoft Office.

Macron's outfit are certain to be the most tech-smart of the political teams currently operating in France (I have no particular knowledge of this, it just stands to reason because of the demographics of his circle). I would expect that they used encryption when exchanging "sensitive" emails, so the dump will provide nothing more than mildly-embarrassing stuff (and I pity the journalists assigned to trawl through it). Their security was good enough to withstand direct penetration, and they  were penetrated by social engineering, aka phishing, which will always work if you put enough effort into it. It required a non-trivial tech effort, with fake servers with similar domain names to the real ones etc, to collect passwords.

It will be quickly forgotten in France, and rightly so. I imagine the American alt-right will still be ranting about it for years to come.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon May 8th, 2017 at 10:34:07 PM EST
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