In the wake of French president-elect Emmanuel Macron’s victory over Marine Le Pen, IT armchair quarterbacks should look at the Macron campaign’s security playbook for ideas on how to fight off targeted phishing and other attacks.When 9GB of files belonging to the Macron campaign was dumped on file-sharing website Pastebin less than two days before the French election, it looked too much like what had happened during the U.S. presidential election last fall.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]
There isn’t enough evidence to conclusively link the Russians to the Macron leak, and security experts believe some of the supposed clues are sloppy attempts at misdirection.

The difference this time around seems to be the fact that Macron’s team was prepared for the attacks and engaged in a disinformation campaign of its own, according to The Daily Beast.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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