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Macron Campaign Says It Was Hacked

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign alleged late Friday that it was the victim of a cyberattack, just two days before voters head to the polls to choose a new president. Nine gigabytes of data, including a trove of alleged campaign emails, were posted anonymously online on Friday evening, just hours before official campaigning was set to end. The documents have not been authenticated, and it is not yet clear who perpetrated the alleged cyberattack. The campaign said in a statement that it “has been the victim of a massive and coordinated hack this evening which has given rise to the diffusion on social media of various internal information.” Macron, the liberal centrist candidate, is facing off against far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the country’s run-off election. Le Pen has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin—who has been accused of ordering similar hackings of U.S. political institutions during last year’s campaign—and she visited him in Moscow earlier this year. Last month, Macron’s campaign blacklisted Russia Today, the Kremlin-backed propaganda outlet, from covering its campaign events. Putin said earlier this week, “We never interfere in the political life and the political processes of other countries.”