GAME OVER? or GAME AS USUAL?
Over the last 24 hours there has been quite a frenzy online. An hour before the traditional media black out that happens 48 hours before every election a 9GB data dump was linked on /pol/, one of the messaging boards on 4Chan.org. It contains what appears to be some or all of Emmanuel Macrons campaign database. I think it would be foolish at this early stage to assume everything is authentic but from the research I've seen so far it would seem it was real. Although Wikileaks wasn't officially involved with releasing these leaks they did step in to do a brief analysis and a few hours later confirmed the leak was authentic. A few hours after that Macron came out and confirmed that his party had been hacked.
Here are some of the articles I have found on line so far. Currently as there is no searchable database to easily browse the documents it is hard to confirm any of the articles. I expect this to change in the next few days though. As for now the whole dump is available online as torrents to download if you want to do your own research. Just remember your opsec.
Macron Campaign Says It Was Target of ‘Massive’ Hacking Attack - The New York Times - MAY 5, 2017
Are Emmanuel Macron’s Tax Evasion Documents Real? - GotNews.com - May 4, 2017
BREAKING: MACRON BUSTED! Lied About Tax Evasion? – 4Chan /pol/ Posts Images from Macron’s Off-Shore Bank Account! - Gateway Pundit - May 4th, 2017
Macron Leaks contain secret plans for the islamisation of France and Europe - diversitymachtfrei.blogspot - 06 May 2017
MacronGate: Documents Link Macron to Possible Tax Evasion - The Rebel - May 05, 2017
Some recent 4chan research threads:
Next 24 hours will be interesting to say the least.