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Lone Hacker Guccifer 2.0 Takes Responsibilty For DNC Cyber Attack

(pc-google images) A lone hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 has claimed the sole responsibility for the for a cyber attack on the U.S. Democrati...



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A lone hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 has claimed the sole responsibility for the for a cyber attack on the U.S. Democratic National Committee, revealing a series of documents allegedly extracted from DNC servers. This contradicts the initial DNC reports that Russia was behind the attack.

Guccifer 2.0 posted several confidential files on a Wordpress blog as well as claimed to have sent "thousands of files and mails" to Wikileaks which he says will "publish them soon."After an evident opposition file containing research on Donald Trump leaked earlier this week, Guccifer 2.0 has followed it up with alleged financial information on the Democratic Party and its donors.

The hack was initially reported to be the work of the Russian government agencies on Tuesday by CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm hired by the DNC to investigate the data breach.

In the post, Guccifer 2 has mocked the cybersecurity firm saying that, "CrowdStrike announced that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers had been hacked by 'sophisticated' hacker groups. I'm very pleased the company appreciated my skills so highly))) But in fact, it was easy, very easy."

CrowdStrike is standing by its analysis that it was Russian government hackers. It had posted earlier stating: "On June 15, 2016 a blog post to a WordPress site authored by an individual using the moniker Guccifer 2.0 claiming credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee. This blog post presents documents alleged to have originated from the DNC.”

"Whether or not this posting is part of a Russian Intelligence disinformation campaign, we are exploring the documents' authenticity and origin. Regardless, these claims do nothing to lessen our findings relating to the Russian government's involvement, portions of which we have documented for the public and the greater security community."


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