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DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 denies Russian links and mocks security firms

Michael Kan | July 1, 2016
The DNC breach included confidential files, including campaign, foreign policy documents

"On the other hand, I don't know why [the hackers] would bother," he added. "Who cares? Governments have been stealing stuff from victims forever. Why would they need a misinformation campaign?"

Other security experts have said that Guccifer 2.0 could be multiple people, pretending to be one user. The malware used in the DNC breach is actually relatively rare, said Michael Buratowski, a senior vice president with Fidelis Cybersecurity.

This story has been corrected to clarify a paraphrased comment by Rick Howard of Palo Alto Networks.

 

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