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"As you see the U.S. presidential elections are becoming a farce," writes Guccifer 2.0, who took credit for the leak. (Photo: Kjetil Korslien/flickr/cc)

Another Democratic Party Group Hacked: 'Even Easier Than DNC Breach'

Guccifer 2.0 takes credit for leak of DCCC docs

Andrea Germanos

The hacker or hackers known as Guccifer 2.0 on Friday claimed credit for a new leak of information, this time from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, writing on their blog, "It was even easier than in the case of the DNC breach."

Guccifer 2.0 already claimed responsiblity in June for three document dumps from the DNC, or Democratic National Committee, servers. The separate hack of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, meanwhile, was first reported in late July.

The newly published documents include "cellphone numbers and other personal information of nearly 200 current and former congressional Democrats," as the Wall Street Journal reported; they also appear to include "shared passwords for the committee shared accounts to various news services, Lexis, and a federal courts public access system called PACER," NBC News adds.

Further, they include "what purports to be documents stolen from the computer of Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking Democrat in Congress," as the International Business Times reports.

The hacker continues: "As you see the U.S. presidential elections are becoming a farce, a big political performance where the voters are far from playing the leading role. Everything is being settled behind the scenes as it was with Bernie Sanders."

"I wonder what happened to the true democracy, to the equal opportunities, the things we love the United States for. The big money bags are fighting for power today. They are lying constantly and don't keep their word. The MSM [corporate media] are producing tons of propaganda hiding the real stuff behind it. But I do believe that people have [the] right to know what's going on inside the election process in fact."

According to ArsTechnica, "the real aim of the leak appears to be the same as previous leaks—to disrupt or possibly influence the U.S. presidential election."

WikiLeaks tweeted Saturday that the @Guccifer_2 Twitter account had been suspended following the publication of the documents.

Guccifer 2.0 also released a separate batch of documents to The Hill on Friday, which "include the names, Social Security numbers, and other personal information of big-ticket donors as well as memos used to prepare House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Barack Obama, and DCCC officials for a fundraising event," the political site reports

The identity of the person or people behind the hacks is still unclear.


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