PARIS, April 26 (Xinhua) -- French presidential polls' favorite Emmanuel Macron's campaign had been the target of cyber attacks since January, his party "On the Move" said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the centrist movement said a study by security firm Trend Micro showed that a spy group dubbed "Pawn Storm" had targeted Macron's campaign with at least five advanced "phishing" attacks on a broad number of campaign staff members.
"Emmanuel Macron is the only candidate in the French presidential campaign to be targeted," his party said.
"It's no coincidence if Emmanuel Macron, the last remaining progressive candidate in this election is the priority target," it added.
On February, Macron's party chief accused Russia-based hackers of attacking databases and e-mail servers of the candidate's party.
The "Pawn Storm" was suspected of hacking the U.S. Democratic Party and campaign staff email and spreading fake news to influence the Nov. 8 election.