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Reuters: Russian security services spying on campaign Rules by using Facebook

Russian special services tried to follow the election campaign of Emmanuel Macron, creating fake accounts on the social network Facebook, reports Reuters, citing a us Congressman and other sources.

According to the news Agency, the Russian agents was created about two dozen fake accounts, whose owners had followed the employees of the campaign headquarters of Macron, and others close to the candidate entities.

The representatives of the Corporation Facebook confirmed the informational Agency Reuters, that found spyware and deactivated accounts.

About Moscow’s attempt to influence the outcome of presidential elections in France reported previously.

Two days after the first round of the French presidential elections, held on 23 April, the Japanese firm dealing with cybersecurity, reported that Russian hackers caused the attack on the headquarters of Emmanuel Macron on the eve of voting. Macron accused the Kremlin to discredit his campaign, and his staff complained of constant sophisticated phishing attempts during the race.

In early may, WikiLeaks announced a «major» leak emails of staff of Emmanuel Macron. Involvement in this leak accused Russia of both French and American officials.

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Reuters: Russian security services spying on campaign Rules by using Facebook
27.07.2017

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