March 23, 2018
U.S. investigators have reportedly discovered that “Guccifer 2.0,” the hacker who claimed credit for a breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 election, revealed himself as a Russian intelligence operative.
The Daily Beast reports that U.S. investigators identified the hacker as a Moscow-based Russian intelligence operative after the hacker failed to activate a virtual private networking (VPN) service meant to obscure the operative’s location before logging on.
The result was the operative’s Moscow IP address being caught in the logs of a U.S. social media company, allowing U.S. investigators to track the individual.
Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe into Russian election meddling, has taken over the probe into Guccifer, according to the Daily Beast, which reported that he added FBI agents to his team who previously worked to track the hacker.
This article was posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:49 am