DNC Hacker Guccifer 2.0: 'Assange, Snowden, Manning Are the Heroes of the Computer Age'
Anonymous hacker releases new documents, says "it won't be a problem to get in again and again" to DNC network
The anonymous hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 who claims to be behind the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer network breach has released more information on Thursday, including a third batch of documents and FAQ-styled text that names Wikileaks' Julian Assange, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning as "the heroes of the computer age."
In the new blog post, he dismisses claims by CrowdStrike, the security firm hired by the DNC, of links to Russia: "At first I was annoyed and disappointed. But now I realize they have nothing else to say. There's no other way to justify their incompetence and failure. It's much easier for them to accuse powerful foreign special services."
"This is my personal project and I'm proud of it," he adds.
He doesn't identify his nationality but writes that he's man ("I've never met a female hacker of the highest level") born in Eastern Europe and "among the best hackers in the world."
He said he did DNC hack because it "wouldn't go unnoticed in any case." He writes: "Nowadays the whole world's talking about me. It's really cool!"
In terms of the U.S. presidential candidates, he writes that "none [...]has my sympathies." And while not a supporter of Republican Donald Trump's ideas, he writes that unlike the billionaire's Democratic rival, "His position is straight and clear."
"Hillary [Clinton] seems so much false to me, " he writes, adding, "she is a slave of moguls, she is bought and sold."
As for the Independent from Vermont, he writes, "I have nothing to say about Bernie Sanders. It seems he never had a chance to win the nomination as the Democratic Party itself stood against him!"
Explaining his inspirations, he writes, "Assange, Snowden, and Manning are the heroes of the computer age. They struggle for truth and justice; they struggle to make our world better, more honest and clear. People like them make us hope for tomorrow."
He also calls Marcel Lazar as a hero—that's the Romanian hacker known as Guccifer who hacked emails of celebrities, U.S. officials, and other prominent Americans, and claims to have accessed Hillary Clinton's email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
While he's currently lost access to the DNC network, he writes that "it won’t be a problem to get in again and again."
The full identity of Guccifer 2.0 is still unclear, and the independent security researcher known as Pwn All The Things told Motherboard, "This doesn't feel like it's written by the same person as the previous posts."
The new post also includes a handful of other DNC documents related to Clinton, her foundation, and the DNC including a file labeled Foreign Policy Debate Response Book; a DNC PAC research list; and a tally of "hits on Clinton" during a week in May in areas such as "Emails and FBI," "Scandals," and "The Clinton Foundation."
The first batch of documents released by Guccifer 2.0, as Common Dreams reported, "appear to be opposition research on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump as well as lists of million-dollar-plus donations and donor contact information."
The second trove "includes research the party performed on behalf of Clinton's candidacy—months before she declared an intention to run. The documents reveal that the DNC was particularly worried about Clinton's speaking fees, her book advance, and her somewhat exacting luxury travel requirements for appearances."