French elections: political cyber attacks and Internet traffic shifts

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The French legislative election runoff on July 7 saw surprising results compared to the first round on June 30, with the New Popular Front gaining the most seats, followed by French President Macron's Ensemble and the National Rally. Coalition negotiations will follow. During this period, there were ongoing online attacks against French political parties, with specific DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks targeting French political party websites. Additionally, initial election predictions at 20:00 local time led to a noticeable drop in France's Internet traffic.


Date published
July 8, 2024

João Tomé

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