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In May 2017 the US government said they watched Russia in the process of hacking the French election. On 6/1/2017, the French government said they found no trace of Russian hacking of their election-AP

In May 2017, the US said they watched Russia in the process of hacking the French election. On 6/1/2017, the French government said they found no trace of Russian hacking of their election:

6/23/2017, "Smoking Gun Proof that Russia Hacked the Entire World," Zero Hedge, George Washington
 
"The Washington Post, New York Times (and here), Reuters, Politico, Register and many other mainstream publications  claimed that the Russians hacked the French election, just like they hacked the U.S. election.

The head of the NSA [in May 2017 Mike Rogers] claimed that the NSA watched the Russians hack the French elections:...

(Mike Rogers video) [5/9/2017, NSA Director Mike Rogers tells Senate Armed Services Committee that US observed Russia hacking French election. CNN: (Rogers:) ""We had talked to our French counterparts ... and we gave them a heads up: 'Look, we are watching the Russians. We are seeing them penetrate some of your infrastructure. Here's what we've seen ... what can we do to assist?'" Rogers told lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee." 5/9/2017, "Rogers: US warned France of Russian cyberactivity," CNN, Z. Cohen] 

(But the French government later said there was no trace of Russian hacking.)"

Added: 6/1/2017, AP: France says no trace of Russian hacking:

6/1/17, "The Latest: France says no trace of Russian hacking Macron," APnews.com, St. Petersburg, Russia 

"The head of the French government’s cyber security agency, which investigated leaks from President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign, says they found no trace of a notorious Russian hacking group behind the attack. 

In an interview in his office Thursday with The Associated Press, Guillaume Poupard said the Macron campaign hack “was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone.” He said they found no trace that the Russian hacking group known as APT28, blamed for other attacks including on the U.S. presidential campaign, was responsible.

Poupard is director general of the government cyber-defense agency known in France by its acronym, ANSSI. Its experts were immediately dispatched when documents stolen from the Macron campaign leaked online on May 5 in the closing hours of the presidential race.

Poupard says the attack’s simplicity “means that we can imagine that it was a person who did this alone. They could be in any country.”"


Added:

"The attack was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone, he [Poupard] said. “It really could be anyone. It could even be an isolated individual”."...
6/2/17, "Macron Leaks could be 'isolated individual', France says," EUObserver.com  


 



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