Guccifer 2.0 Rams Intel ‘Fake Report,’ Denies Ties With Russia

By Earnest Jones, The Goldwater · 01-15-2017
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The Intel reports on Russian hacking have been slammed by Guccifer 2.0 as crude fake evidence. Guccifer 2.0 is an entity of hackers that admitted breaching the DNC computer network by easily exploiting a software vulnerability on their system. However, Guccifer 2.0 has denied having any ties with Russia. The entity denies the allegations that the U.S. government made stating that there’s a link between Russia and Guccifer.

A report by the Daily Caller reports that “The U.S. intelligence agencies have published several reports of late claiming I have ties with Russia,” the hacker wrote on their WordPress website on Thursday.

“I’d like to make it clear enough that these accusations are unfounded. I have totally no relation to the Russian government. I’d like to tell you once again I was acting in accordance with my personal political views and beliefs,” the post continues.

Guccifer 2.0 and the DC Leaks have been accused by the Obama administration of having ties with Russia’s intelligence agencies. DC Leaks distributed hacked emails and documents that had been stolen from various Democratic politicians, party organizations and other top officials.

Exclusives of hacked documents were also provided by the hackers. In a declassified report that was released last week, the Director of National Intelligence’s office has emphasized that the hackers group has links with the Russian government.

“We assess with high confidence that Russian military intelligence (General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU) used the Guccifer 2.0 persona and DCLeaks.com to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets and relayed material to WikiLeaks,” the report states.

The hackers group appeared on the national scene after a cyber security company known as Crowdstrike reported that a sophisticated hacker group had infiltrated DNC’s systems. In response, Guccifer 2.0 responded by saying that it was not difficult to hack the DNC’s systems.

“I’m very pleased the company appreciated my skills so highly. But in fact, it was easy, very easy,” the hacker wrote at the time, claiming that they exploited a vulnerability in software installed on DNC systems by a company called NGP VAN.

Guccifer 2.0 also added that they forwarded thousands of files and emails to WikiLeaks and that they’d be published soon. The whistle blowing site released 20,000 DNC emails the following month. However, Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle blowing site has denied that the source of DNC emails was affiliated with the Kremlin.

Guccifer 2.0 has also disputed the information contained in a Joint Analysis Report that was released by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. “The technical evidence contained in the reports doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. This is a crude fake,” the hacker wrote Thursday.

“A lot of hackers use it,” Guccifer 2.0 says of the code. “I think it was inserted in the report to make it look a bit more plausible.”

“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.

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