Kremlin dismisses claims Russia-linked hackers ‘targeted Macron campaign’


Moscow has dismissed allegations suggesting it is involved in cyber attacks against the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

“It resembles the accusations made by Washington, which to this day remain hollow, doing no honor to the people making them,” Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, as cited by TASS.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Japan-based anti-virus research group Trend Micro said the campaign of Macron’s En Marche! movement was “targeted by Russia-linked hackers.”

The report quickly spread in the Western media, with many sensationally headlining their stories suggesting Russia’s meddling in the French presidential campaign.

However, Trend Micro did not name Russia as being behind Pawn Storm, and neither linked the alleged Macron campaign attack to Moscow.