For the second time in two months, servers affiliated with the Democratic National Committee have reportedly been hacked by an unknown entity calling itself Guccifer 2.0. The motives of the hacker or hackers remain unclear but many sensitive documents were released. This included personal information on high profile DNC donors including Elon Musk, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Magic Johnson. Guccifer 2.0 also broke into documents detailing Democratic Party strategy in areas such as opposition research, events like the 2015 congressional recess and high profile policy initiatives including the Iran Nuclear Deal. There are suspicions backed up by CrowdStrike, a cyber security firm working on the DNC data breach that the Russian government was involved but the spokesman for the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, has denied all Russian involvement thus far.
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