June 18, 2016
Guccifer 2.0, the hacker who took credit for the attack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers, has leaked more files from the DNC servers, this time containing personally identifiable information (PII), along with more of the party’s financial records.
Earlier this week, security firm CrowdStrike announced that it discovered the presence of malware on DNC’s servers, linked to two cyber-espionage groups, Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear, known to have ties to the Russian government.
The company said that it found evidence that one of the groups stole two files from DNC servers, among which, one was a report on the party’s main rival, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.
A day later, a hacker by the name of Guccifer 2.0 penned a blog post claiming responsibility for the DNC hack, blasting CrowdStrike and its report.
To prove he was the man behind the data breach, the hacker released eleven files and said he gave more files to WikiLeaks, which would be publishing them soon.
The hacker wanted to shame CrowdStrike by saying, “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?”