An online vandal using the name “Guccifer 2.0” has claimed credit for the recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s servers and has provided The Smoking Gun with documents stolen during the illegal operation, including a 237-page opposition research report on Donald Trump.
In an e-mail today, the hacker wrote, “Hi. This is Guccifer 2.0 and this is me who hacked Democratic National Committee.” Claiming that the incursion was “easy, very easy,” the hacker added that, “Guccifer may have been the first one who penetrated Hillary Clinton's and other Democrats' mail servers. But he certainly wasn't the last. No wonder any other hacker could easily get access to the DNC's servers.”
To download a PDF of the DNC’s Trump report, click here ...Politico reports:
The document relies on publicly available information from news reports and does not appear to offer much in the way of original research. A note above the section about Trump’s business record states, “The business research is being handled by an outside consultant. The following is only representative of some of the business-related research that the DNC has come across naturally in monitoring Trump’s campaign.”
And the document, apparently the work of a Democratic operative from Georgia named Warren Flood, was created in December, according to Gawker, making it six months out of date.