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Authorities vow to investigate hacking attack in French presidential campaign as voting begins Sunday

Authorities vow to investigate hacking attack in French presidential campaign as voting begins Sunday

French voters will choose their next president Sunday after a final campaign that has been scrappy, ill-tempered and overshadowed in the home stretch by a hacking attack.

Just before a Friday midnight deadline that requires candidates to stop campaigning, front-runner Emmanuel Macron was hit with the leak of thousands of campaign documents — some reportedly fake — in what his team called a “massive and coordinated” attempt to upset the election.

France's government cybersecurity agency said Saturday that it will investigate the attack, according to a government official who said it appeared to be a "very serious" breach.

The timing of the leak meant Macron...

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