Wikileaks has published over 25,000 emails from the campaign of the current French President Emmanuel Macron, which had been verified using the DKIM system. Wikileaks’ publication of the Macron campaign emails provide a key interior insight into the machinations of global power politics, much as Wikileaks’ publication of the DNC emails last year revealed the dark recesses of the Democratic party nomination process.
En Marche and French press continue to refer to the emails as the result of a hack and described ongoing legal action in response to the newest publication. En Marche wrote in its press release that numerous “forgeries” had been published in addition to authentic documents, no such forgeries being referenced. En Marche stated their intention to inform the Public Prosecutor of the publication in the complaint already filed and under consideration for “fraudulent access, fraudulent extraction of data, breach of correspondence secrecy and identity theft.”
Wikileaks prefaced their publication of the emails that the AP had reported French Cyber Security agency ANSSI could not attribute the attack to Russia, with France also previously subject to hacking attacks designed to falsify attribution.
Wikileaks added that only 21,075 emails marked with its green “DKIM verified” banner were verified – but that “based on statistical sampling the overwhelming majority of the rest of the emails archive are authentic.”
Disobedient Media previously reported on the leak of Macron emails in May. Reuters stated at the time that up to nine gigabytes of data had been published in the initial May release which caused a firestorm shortly before the French Presidential election. The leak occurred shortly after of the emergence of documents that alleged Macron had engaged in tax evasion. Such accusations are taken extremely seriously in France.
This is an important story, on which Disobedient Media will continue to provide coverage as it unfolds.