As the “2022 Presidential Election” approaches, the Presidential Party has decided to increase its digital security, “JDD” explained.
largeDigital attacks are a scourge that the Marche Republic (LREM) has paid particular attention to in recent months.According to reports Sunday newspaperThe website of the President’s Party suffered millions of requests to refresh the page at the same time between January 30 and February 4, making it unusable, creating loopholes and enabling digital hackers to crack down.
Faced with these cyber attacks, Mickaël Labarrère, head of the LREM Technology and Innovation Department, explained: “We stand in front of the computer and want to know if it will pass.” Therefore, LREM requires professional companies to simulate virtual attacks on their sites to detect them. Possible defects in the system and try to correct them to test its ability to resist hacker attacks.
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Since taking office in November, Mickaël Labarrère has noticed that there have been millions of attacks on the party’s website, thus attempting to “destroy the digital image of the movement.” Some of them are said to come from countries where France is experiencing diplomatic tensions with France, but for security reasons, the party does not want to cite that country. The expert emphasized: “It is impossible to know whether this is just a trick for citizens, or whether it is from the government’s impersonation, or whether people pretend to be in this state.”
Four years after the resounding “MacronLeaks” incident, due to the lack of vigilance of members of the campaign team, between the 2017 presidential election, more than 20,000 emails were linked to Emmanuel Macron’s campaign. Therefore, LREM means “soldering iron.” Mickaël Labarrère said.
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In order to prevent such bad situations from happening again in the future, party employees and some elected officials are trained in “digital health” to better protect their data and personal information. Therefore, with the advent of the 2022 presidential election, a system of dual identification, encrypted messaging, and password manager (which may not always have the same system) has emerged as a response to hackers at best.