The hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 has released a new trove of documents that allegedly reveal more information about the Democratic National Committee’s finances and personal information on Democratic donors, as well as details about the DNC’s network infrastructure. The cache also includes purported memos on tech initiatives from Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s time as governor of Virginia, and some years-old missives on redistricting efforts and DNC donor outreach strategy. DNC interim chair Donna Brazile immediately tied the leak to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. “There’s one person who stands to benefit from these criminal acts, and that’s Donald Trump,” she said in a statement Tuesday night, adding that Trump has “embraced” Russian President Vladimir Putin and “publicly encouraged further Russian espionage to help his campaign.”
Trump claims his remarks were meant in jest and that he has no knowledge of who hacked the DNC.
Brazile also urged people to use “extreme caution” when accessing the documents, cautioning that they may contain malicious espionage software. She said the DNC legal team is reviewing the documents to confirm their authenticity, and warned that “it is common for Russian hackers to forge documents.”
Guccifer 2.0’s release came during a presentation Tuesday from a person speaking on behalf of the alleged hacker at a London cybersecurity conference.
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