Guccifer 2.0 has hacked the DNC before
There appear to be no damaging emails in this batch
The hacker otherwise known as “Guccifer 2.0,” who has previously hacked the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, released more DNC documents Tuesday that reportedly reveal more information about the group’s finances, personal contact information for donors, as well as its IT infrastructure.
The documents also include memos from Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s time as governor of Virginia revealing his tech initiatives, as well as DNC donor information, voter outreach data and redistricting proposals. However, this batch doesn’t appear to have any damaging emails regarding the DNC.
This is the latest attack from the hacker that goes by “Guccifer 2.0” – earlier hacks from this source led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in August, after released emails revealed a bias for Hillary Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic nomination fight.
Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile warned in a statement against downloading the data because it could contain “malware,” and said there’s “one person who stands to benefit from these criminal acts, and that’s Donald Trump.”
“Not only has Trump embraced Putin, he publicly encouraged further Russian espionage to help his campaign,” Brazile said in a statement. “Like so many of the words Trump has uttered this election season, his statements encouraging cybercrime are dangerous, divisive, and unprecedented.”
The hack comes after “Guccifer 2.0” was listed on the lineup for a cybersecurity conference in London, according to Forbes. “Guccifer 2.0” wasn’t talking, but instead provided materials to an individual who spoke on behalf of the hacker.
There is no way to verify the identity of “Guccifer 2.0.” So far, the Obama administration has not publicly identified who it believes may be behind the hack. However, intelligence and law enforcement officials have told CNN that Russia is the most likely suspect.