Daily Mail: Frontrunner Emmanuel Macron announces a 'massive and co-ordinated Russian hack' into his campaign's e-mails - just FOUR minutes before French journalists are banned from saying anything about them ahead of Sunday's presidential election
* Emails from Emmanuel Macron's campaign were posted online by hackers
* Nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin
* Macron made announcement four minutes before media ban came into force
* It comes two days before voters go to the polls to choose their next president
* Polls put centrist Macron 24 points ahead of Ms Le Pen before Sunday vote
Emmanuel Macron announced Russian hackers launched a 'massive and coordinated' bid to destabilise his campaign just moments before a ban on media reports liable to affect the presidential race.
Nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting.
The French presidential forerunner made the eleventh hour announcement at 11.56pm - four minutes before the legal prohibition on campaigning was put in place.
Read more ....
WNU Editor: This twitter feed #macronleaks has a lot of information behind the leaks. The hacked emails are here.
French Presidential Emmanuel Macron's Campaign Emails Have Been Hacked And Published -- News Updates May 6, 2017
French watchdog: large amount of Macron data leaked -- AP
French candidate Macron claims massive hack as emails leaked -- Reuters
In long-feared twist, online leak rattles French campaign -- AP
French watchdog: Macron data mixed in with fake news in leak -- AP
French Watchdog Warns of 'Significant' Data Leak After Alleged Hack on Emmanuel Macron -- TIME
Emmanuel Macron's campaign hacked on eve of French election -- The Guardian
French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign says it has been the victim of a massive hacking operation -- The Independent
France starts probing ‘massive’ hack of emails and documents reported by Macron campaign -- Washington Post
France probes 'massive and coordinated' Macron campaign hack -- UPI
French Candidate Emmanuel Macron Says Campaign Has Been Hacked, Hours Before Election -- NPR
Macron campaign says its emails have been subjected to ‘massive, coordinated’ hacking -- Washington Post
#MacronLeaks: Macron's campaign hit by hacking attack -- Al Jazeera
Emails & docs from France’s Macron campaign leaked after ‘massive’ hacking attack -- RT
Hours Before French Election, Macron Claims to Be Victim of Hack -- Sputnik
Macron Says He Is Victim Of "Massive, Coordinated" Hack After 9 Gigabytes Of Private Documents Released -- Zero Hedge
French media rules prohibit election coverage over weekend -- AFP
Clinton Allies Blame Russia for Macron Emails Leak -- Sputnik
As France becomes latest target, are election hacks the new normal? -- Julian Borger, The Guardian