Guccifer 2.0 drops more DNC documents

Guccifer 2.0 drops more DNC documents
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The hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 on Tuesday released a new trove of documents purportedly stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

The dump is more than 600 megabytes of information, but various reviews of the documents have yet to turn up any bombshells.

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The cache, if authentic, is primarily composed of information on Democratic donors, fundraising efforts and donor outreach. It also contains some years-old documents compiled for then-Virginia governor and DNC chair Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo Panic begins to creep into Democratic talks on Biden agenda Congress facing shutdown, debt crisis with no plan B MORE, who is now Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE’s running mate.

Guccifer 2.0, who has claimed credit for the DNC hack, is widely thought to be a front for Russian intelligence agencies.

Although he has claimed to be Romanian, tools used in the attack were matched to Russian intelligence agencies and, when tested, Guccifer 2.0 has struggled to speak in Romanian.

Experts have also questioned whether Guccifer 2.0 is even a single person.

He has continued to release stolen DNC pages in fits and spurts — including some released to The Hill — since the original cache was published by WikiLeaks on the eve of the Democratic National Convention in July.

But none have had the impact of that release, which is widely speculated to have been an effort by the Russian government to influence the outcome of the U.S. election by damaging Clinton.

The stolen documents revealed that the DNC had attempted to help Clinton's campaign at the expense of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDo progressives prefer Trump to compromise? Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case In defense of share buybacks MORE (I-Vt.). They led to the resignation of multiple party officials, including DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The DNC on Tuesday said that it was the victim of "an illegal cyberattack by Russian state-sponsored agents who seek to harm the Democratic party ... in an effort to influence the presidential election." 

"We have been anticipating than additional batch of documents talent by Russian agents would be released. Our legal team is now int he process of reviewing these private documents, and attempting to confirm their authenticity, as it is common for Russian hackers to forge documents," Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile said in a statement. 

"We would urge anyone attempting to access these documents to proceed with extreme caution given the potential malware risks." 

--Updated 5:28 p.m.