By Zoie O’Brien
Assange’s network says the emails have been verified through its DKIM system. French investigators said in June they found no traces of a Russian hacking group in the cyberattack on Macron’s election campaign. The thousands of emails were released on Monday as a searchable index. In total, 71,848 emails, 26,506 attachments and 4,493 unique senders are included in the leak.
However, early on WikiLeaks said it had confirmed the 21,075 emails were sent or received by addresses associated with the campaign. This is done by checking “domain keys” used to sign emails. More than 21,000 were verified while there are 50,773 emails it could not verify.
A statement said WikiLeaks believes “based on statistical sampling” that the “overwhelming majority” of the remainder are also authentic. It said: “As the emails are often in chains and include portions of each other, it is usually possible to confirm the integrity other emails in the chain as a result of the DKIM verified emails within it.”