Whether Guccifer 2.0 is a Romanian hacker as claimed or simply a front for Russian hackers identified by security pros as being behind the intrusions into Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers, the hacker continues to release documents purportedly pilfered during the DNC breach.
The latest round of documents leaked to The Hill contained information on 11,000 donors, including convicted scammer and former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, as a file on former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. “The press [is] gradually forget[ing] about me, [W]ikileaks is playing for time and [I] have some more docs,” Guccifer 2.0 said in electronic chat, according to the report.
The DNC is sticking with analyses from CrowdStrike, who was called in to investigate the intrusions, and other security firms who attributed the hacks to Russian groups. “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,” the report cited a senior DNC official as saying in a written statement.
The infiltrations are believed to be the work of two different Russian groups identified by CrowdStrike as Cozy Bear (aka CozyDuke or APT 29) and Fancy Bear (aka Sofacy or APT 28), working separately. Guccifer 2.0 had previously released contents of what was claimed to be an opposition file on Donald Trump.