DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 returns to the web

DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 returns to the web
© Greg Nash

Guccifer 2.0 — the hacker or hackers that leaked documents from the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to The Hill and other outlets — returned to the internet after months of silence. 

“HERE I AM AGAIN, MY FRIENDS!” Guccifer 2.0 titled a new blog post on Thursday, the first since November. 

“I really hope you’ve missed me a lot. Though I see they didn’t let you forget my name. The U.S. intelligence agencies have published several reports of late claiming I have ties with Russia,” reads the post. 

“I’d like to make it clear enough that these accusations are unfounded. I have totally no relation to the Russian government.”

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According to a recently released intelligence report, Guccifer 2.0 is a front for Russian intelligence agencies. According to Guccifer 2.0, he is a single Romanian hacker. The name Guccifer 2.0 is an homage to Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who breached political targets including Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE confidant Sidney Blumenthal and author Candace Bushnell.

Guccifer 2.0 claims to have leaked emails from Democratic sources to WikiLeaks, which WikiLeaks disputes. WikiLeaks claims its source is a different leaker. 

In the blog post, as he had before, Guccifer 2.0 claimed the intelligence community report was fraudulent. 

“It’s obvious that the intelligence agencies are deliberately falsifying evidence. In my opinion, they’re playing into the hands of the Democrats who are trying to blame foreign actors for their failure,” wrote Guccifer 2.0.

“The Obama administration has a week left in office and I believe we’ll see some more fakes during this period.”