Wordpress blocks latest Guccifer 2.0 docs

Wordpress blocks latest Guccifer 2.0 docs
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The blog platform Wordpress blocked or obfuscated public access to the entire recent cache of documents from the account of hacker Guccifer 2.0, including the contact information for Democratic members of Congress and lists of passwords. 

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Guccifer 2.0, the hacker or hackers behind the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) breach last month, published some of the documents taken from the DCCC system on Friday.

“Some content on this page was disabled on August 13, 2016 upon receipt of a valid complaint regarding the publication of private information,” the site posted in place of the documents and accompanying blog post, along with a link to its privacy policy.

While the site only deleted one file — the database of congressional contact information — deleting the post removed all links to other documents in the recent cache. Knowing a direct web address of the files, a user could still download them. The site no longer provides any direction on how to get to those documents.

The blogging platform did not, however, block past leaks in any way, including a database with contact information for 17,000 attendees of Democratic events.

Neither Guccifer 2.0 nor Wordpress responded to a request for comment. 

In an earlier conversation with The Hill, Guccifer 2.0 said more documents would be posted to WikiLeaks. 

— Update 11:27 p.m. to clarify that only one document was deleted.