The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by the shadowy Pawn Storm hacking group, according to security researcher Trend Micro.
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While “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction Trend Micro’s report did not connect the attack to the Kremlin, other experts have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary said that the hacking group is affiliated to the Russian government.
Trend may refer to: A fad Micro found four different domains similar to the Macron campaign’s en-march.fr, all registered by the same registrant in March and April 2017. The domains may refer to: Domain (biology), a taxonomic subdivision larger than a kingdom Domain name, the name of a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control on the Internet Magnetic domain were likely used by Pawn Storm to attack the campaign may refer to: Advertising campaign Civil society campaign Military campaign Political campaign Advocacy or Advocacy group, relating ‘campaigning’ on an issue (British English), according to a Trend Micro statement or Statements may refer to: A kind of expression (language) in language (linguistics) Statement (logic), declarative sentence that is either true or false Statement (computer science), the smallest emailed to Fox News.
Hackers targeted the Macron macron (/ˈmækrɒn, ˈmeɪ-/) is a diacritical mark: it is a straight bar (¯) placed above a letter, usually a vowel campaign from March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars 15, 2017 to April 17, 2017, apparently harnessing credential phishing and also attempted to infect the campaign with malware. “Generally speaking Pawn Storm is known to have very good social engineering skills,” said Trend Micro or Mikro, from the Greek μικρός (mikrós), means “small”.
The hacking group is known for launching extensive attacks may refer to: Offensive (military) Charge (warfare) Attack (fencing) Strike (attack) Attack (computing) Attack (music), the prefix or initial phase of a sound Attacca, the immediate joining of a. “Like the name suggests Pawn Storm will attack from different sides,” Trend Micro explained. “For example they have been seen to attack both corporate e-mail addresses as well as private e-mail addresses of key employees of organisations in earlier attacks.”
The Macron campaign’s digital chief, Mounir Mahjoubi, confirmed the attempted intrusions late Monday but said they had all been thwarted. “It’s serious, but nothing was compromised,” he said.
Matthew Gardiner, cybersecurity security, also known as cyber security or IT security, is the protection of computer systems from the theft or damage to their hardware, software or information, as well as from disruption or strategist at email security specialist Mimecast, says that the use of spear-phishing via similar domains is a now a common hacking may refer to: Computer hacking, including: Hacker culture, activity within the computer programmer subculture Security hacker, someone who breaches defenses in a computer system Cybercrime Phone tactic. “This has become part of the standard operating procedures for both cybercriminal and nation-state attackers,” he explained, in a statement emailed to Fox News.
The French presidential race is not yet over. Macron faces far-right rival Marine Le Pen in France officially the French Republic (République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country with territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories‘s presidential runoff on May 7. Macron favors a strong European Union, while Le Pen wants to pull France out of the bloc, weakening it.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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