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Guccifer 2.0 Releases New Batch of DNC Files

Cyber espionage; Data dump; Network intrusion

The hacker who claimed responsibility for stealing and making public Democratic National Committee emails in the summer released a new batch of committee documents Tuesday.

This time, stolen files include financial information, donors’ personal information and memos from vice presidential nominee (but then-committee chair) Tim Kaine, according to Politico.

“The DNC is the victim of a crime—an illegal cyberattack by Russian state-sponsored agents who seek to harm the Democratic Party and progressive groups in an effort to influence the presidential election," said DNC Interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile in a statement. "There’s one person who stands to benefit from these criminal acts, and that’s Donald Trump."

Though Guccifer 2.0 claims to be Romanian, cybersecurity firms including CrowdStrike and Fidelis attribute the breaches to Russian intelligence groups.

Earlier Tuesday, Guccifer 2.0 “spoke” at The Future of Cyber Security Europe event in London, sharing a username and password with the crowd for the new DNC materials, reported Forbes. The hacker sent messages to a conference planner who read them on stage and called out “large IT companies” as the “real cyber threat.”

sector

Government (U.S.)

reported

September 13, 2016

reported by

Politico

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Russian Hackers

location of perpetrators

Russia

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

Unknown