French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, speaks to journalists after a visit at the Raymond Poincare hospital in Garches, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (Lionel Bonaventure/Pool Photo via AP)
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Macron's party, known as "En Marche!" or "On The Move!" said it had been hit by at least five advanced "phishing" attacks that involved trying to trick a broad number of campaign staff members to click on professionally looking fake web pages.The latest attacks were confirmed by security firm Trend Micro, whose researchers found links to a cyberespionage group it has dubbed Pawn Storm, the Macron team noted. Russia has denied involvement in attacks on Macron's campaign.Netherlands-based researcher Feike Hacquebord of Trend Micro said this week he had found evidence that Pawn Storm, which has been active since 2004, had targeted the Macron campaign with email phishing tricks and attempts to install malware on the campaign site in mid-March.
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