Romanian hacker Guccifer 2.0 shared another generous excerpt from their treasure trove of stolen government server documents on Thursday.
Last week, a free and anonymous WordPress blog set up by someone calling themselves Guccifer 2.0 was widely shared on social media purporting to contain documents the hacker stole from the Democratic National Convention and Hillary Clinton. While that blog post only contained a little less than 10 documents, today the hacker shared yet another much larger load of documents, including some regarding The Clinton Foundation, and gave an interview to VICE magazine’s technology division Motherboard.
This release, Guccifer 2.0 says, is making good on his promise from a week ago, but it is still unclear as to whether it proves any criminal wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton or the DNC. However, it does show some major donors (presumably Super PAC donors) including Steven Spielberg, Bill Maher, Chelsea Handler and others, along with a list of Hillary’s speeches (no transcripts, unfortunately).
Despite the hacker claiming to be Romanian and hating “being attributed to Russia,” an official from the DNC, Motherboard reports, said in an emailed statement,
“our experts are confident in their assessment that the Russian government hackers were the actors responsible for the breach detected in April, and we believe that the subsequent release and the claims around it may be a part of a disinformation campaign by the Russians.”
All of the files contained in the zip file, now being widely spread online, are dated in April of 2016, so it does correlate at least to the time frame of the suspected hack of the DNC earlier this year.