Amid growing alarm Europe may be the next target of Russian cyberattacks, some believe France — which is gearing up for presidential and parliamentary elections this year — may not be the obvious choice.
The reasons range from the candidates themselves to the lack of a powerful motive or payback for the same kind of election hacking that U.S. intelligence authorities have blamed on Russia.
“I think there’s a lot of fear out there that Russia will meddle in every election in Europe for whatever concern,” said Stefan Soesanto, a London-based digital policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
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Source: Voice of America