New information concerning the DNC cyber-attack that leaked documents on both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been discovered by two cybersecurity firms, BrowdStrike and Fidelis Cybersecurity. Originally thought to be a lone hacker by the name of Guccifer 2.0, the new information proves that the breach came at the hands of two separate Russian cyber groups, codenamed Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear.
Both groups have been active in attacking American targets before. The code used to access the DNC was very similar, bordering on identical, to the code used in other data breaches. It is suspected that Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear were used as proxies for the Russian government, in an attempt to validate their claims of ignorance and denial of the attack. It is believed that the first breach occurred in the summer of 2015, while the second was from last April. Many of the documents that Guccifer 2.0 leaked appear innocuous, with some questioning their authenticity. However, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said that he had received thousands of documents, which he believes could lead to an indictment of Hillary Clinton.