Lone Hacker Guccifer 2.0 Takes Responsibilty For DNC Cyber Attack

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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
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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