Since writing a story on WayneDupree.com about Guccifer 2.0, the hacker claiming responsibility for the hack of DNC servers, I've received many questions surronding a recent story claiming Guccifer was found dead in his Virginia prison cell.
The confusion and questions vary but seem to stem from the fact that there are not one, but two hackers using a variation of the Guccifer moniker, so I thought I'd try and answer the questions received in this post.
Guccifer (the original), Marcel Lazar Lehel, is the Romanian hacker responsible for hacking into the emails of Sidney Blumenthal, Colin Powell, George W. Bush along with various celebrities. He was arrested in January 2014 and sentenced to four years in Romania for various cyber crimes.
In June 2014 the U.S. government indicted Guccifer on nine charges: three counts of wire fraud; three counts of gaining unauthorized access to protected computers; and one count each of aggravated identity theft; cyberstalking and obstruction of justice.
Rumors swirled about what information Guccifer may have on Clinton in April of 2016 as he was extradicted around the same time the FBI's investigation of the email scandal heated up.
On May 25, 2016, Guccifer pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft, far fewer than the original charges faced, fueling the rumors that he had inside information due to his successful hack of Clinton confident, Sidney Blumenthal's emails.
While authorities say they found no evidence proving his claims, Guccifer says he breached HRC'S server In the NBC interview below.
After the FBI announced it would not be recommending criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in her use of a private email server, a news story began circulating that Guccifer was added to the Clinton body count and found dead in his Virginia prison cell on July 5th
I am happy to report that contrary to reports swarming social media, Guccifer remains alive and kicking although presumably not hacking.
Guccifer 2.0...Status: Alive and Hacking
A second hacker using a variation of the Guccifer moniker has recently claimed responsibility for breaching the Democrat National Committee's servers.
On June 15, 2016 via a Wordpress site, Guccifer 2.0 took responsibility for the hack when the DNC and cyber security firm CrowdStrike said the hack appeared to be the work of the Russians.
Although they are known by similar names, Guccifer and Guccifer 2.0 are not the same.
In the post titled, 'FAQ from Guccifer 2.0', the hacker claims to be a man, from Eastern Europe, and considers Guccifer, Marcel Lazar Lehel, a hero who 'inspired and showed me the way' [Guccifer] proved that even the powers that be have weak points', hence the name.
The hacker periodically posts the hacked documents which to the dismay of Sanders voters, show the DNC, who is to remain impartial toward candidates until one wins the nomination, was working with the Clinton campaign a year prior to HRC securing the nomination.
Today's document release includes more private data of Democrat donors, and a counter GOP convention strategy dubbed 'Trumpocalypse.
Unlike Marcel Lazar Lehel, the identity of Guccifer 2.0 remains a mystery although most speculate he is tied to Russia in some way.
G2.0 plans to continue the document dump and suggests more of his work will be released via wikileaks in the coming weeks.
After the FBI announced it would not be recommending the indictment of Hillary Clinton, many on social media are looking to Guccifer 2.0 as almost a super hero who may have the power to bring down the corrupt in DC.
Only time will tell if Guccifer 2.0 has the goods, or if he will be taken down like his predecessor and mentor, Guccifer.