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Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' Reveals Personal Information for Congressional Democrats

Documents purportedly showing Congressional contact lists and campaign overviews were released



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    The hacker known as "Guccifer 2.0" on Friday released online a trove of documents purportedly stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in a cyberattack.

    While previous document dumps contained information revealing a bias within the Democratic National Committee in favor of the candidacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over that of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the most significant pieces of information in these documents are Congressional contact lists.

    There was also shared passwords for the committee shared accounts to various news services, Lexis, and a federal courts public access system called PACER.

    Cyber experts have told NBC News they believe Guccifer 2.0 is a Russian front, and also said the leaks show that Russia is seeking to influence the U.S. presidential campaign, perhaps with an eye toward helping Donald Trump.

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