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The Strange Case Of Hacker Guccifer 2.0

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WikiLeaks has received the most attention when it comes to document and e-mail leakers from the 2016 campaign, but a hacker going by the moniker Guccifer 2.0 also leaked several documents from Democratic Party institutions and officials during the 2016 campaign. Unlike WikiLeaks, his leaks weren’t searchable, he frequently showed questionable news judgement and once seemed to lie about the contents of a leak.

Guccifer 2.0’s moniker is inspired by Romanian hacker Guccifer, who was behind several breaches of prominent individuals and revealed Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email. In correspondence with The Daily Caller, Guccifer 2.0 expressed a desire to achieve fame like the original Guccifer.

“Thx for making me more famous,” Guccifer 2.0 told TheDC in August after a report about his leak revealing a Democratic official referred to Clinton as the nominee before the Democratic primaries even began – READ MORE

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