French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team says it has been the victim of a massive and coordinated hacking operation.

A large trove of emails from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was posted online late on Friday, 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose the country’s next president in a run-off against far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for posting the data or whether the emails were genuine.

In a statement, Macron’s political movement En Marche! (Onwards!) confirmed that it had been hacked.

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