Guccifer 2.0 Website Claims Clinton Foundation Was Hacked
The hacker or hacking group known as “Guccifer 2.0” posted on its website screenshots of alleged documents from the Clinton Foundation on Oct. 4. The Clinton Foundation dismissed the claim that it was hacked.
Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation, said there is “no evidence” of a Guccifer hack. She also said there had been no notification by law enforcement, and that none of the files or folders shown on the site belong to the foundation.
— Donna E. Shalala (@DonnaShalala) October 4, 2016
“I hacked the Clinton Foundation server and downloaded hundreds of thousands of docs and donors’ databases,” Guccifer 2.0 wrote.
“Hillary Clinton and her staff don’t even bother about the information security. It was just a matter of time to gain access to the Clinton Foundation server,” the hacker added.
The site included screenshots of folders called “Pay to Play,” “Large Contributions,” “Finance 2013-2014,” among others.
Another screenshot of files from the foundation included a list of donors, with email addresses, and locations.
There was also a screenshot of a list of corporations.
“It looks like big banks and corporations agreed to donate to the Democrats a certain percentage of the allocated TARP funds,” Guccifer wrote.
— GUCCIFER 2.0 (@GUCCIFER_2) October 4, 2016
The hacking comes on the same day Wikileaks celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had previously suggested that he would release documents linked to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton today, but he did not. Over the summer WikiLeaks released more than 19,000 emails and 8,000 attachments from top Democratic National Committee officials.
The Guccifer 2.0 website posted a congratulatory message for Julian Assange: “Julian, you are really cool! Stay safe and sound!”