A lone hacker, referring to himself as Guccifer 2.0, is claiming responsibility for hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers. While the DNC confirmed Tuesday its servers had indeed been breached, they and cyber security firm CrowdStrike indicated the Russian government was the likely culprit.
The declaration by CrowdStrike, who is used to maintain the security of government servers, seems to have spurred the hacker known only as Guccifer 2.0 to reveal via the website Guccifer2.wordpress.com, that he/she was the source of the hack and not the Russians.
In a blog post dated June 15th, Guccifer 2.0 states:
I’m very pleased the company appreciated my skills so highly))) But in fact, it was easy, very easy.
Guccifer may have been the first one who penetrated Hillary Clinton’s and other Democrats’ mail servers. But he certainly wasn’t the last. No wonder any other hacker could easily get access to the DNC’s servers.
Shame on CrowdStrike: Do you think I’ve been in the DNC’s networks for almost a year and saved only 2 documents? Do you really believe it?
Here are just a few docs from many thousands I extracted when hacking into DNC’s network.
From the DNC Memo:
Working with the DNC and allied groups, we will use several different methods to land these attacks, including:
Reporter Outreach: Working through the DNC and others, we should use background briefings, prep with reporters for interviews with GOP candidates, off-the-record conversations and oppo pitches to help pitch stories with no fingerprints and utilize reporters to drive a message.
Releases and Social Media: Where appropriate these attacks can be leveraged for more public release, particularly the attacks around specific issues where a public release can point out that Republicans are outside of the mainstream.
Bracketing Events: Both the DNC and outside groups are looking to do events and press surrounding Republican events to insert our messaging into their press and to force them to answer questions around key issues.
The memo dated May 25, 2015, from the Clinton campaign to the DNC illustrates the DNC had a bias toward Clinton as the party’s nominee up to a year before she secured the nomination and that the campaign and DNC collude with the mainstream media ‘to drive a message.’
Guccifer 2.0 promises the documents released are but a preview of the thousands the hacker claims have been given to Wikileaks for publishing, so stay tuned!
When do you think WikiLeaks will reveal their information about Clinton? Do you think Guccifer and WikiLeaks have enough to take down Clinton and her cronies? Share your comments below and let me know what you are thinking.
h/t – Guccifer WordPress