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Guccifer 2.0 Leaks Personal Info of Nearly 200 Congressional Democrats

Guccifer 2.0 Leaks Personal Info of Nearly 200 Congressional Democrats
Aug 13, 2016
The hacker, who recently claimed responsibility for the high-profile hack of Democratic National Committee (DNC), has now taken credit for hacking into the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) as well. To prove his claims, the hacker, going by the moniker Guccifer 2.0, dumped on Friday night a massive amount of personal information belonging to nearly 200 Democratic House members onto his blog . The notorious hacker published several documents that include cell phone numbers, home addresses, official and personal e-mail addresses, names of staffers, and other personal information for the entire roster of Democratic representatives. The data dump also includes several memos from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's personal computer, detailing fundraisers and campaign overviews. "As you see the US presidential elections are becoming a farce, a big political performance where the voters are far from playing the leading role," the hacker wrote in a

Hillary Leaks Series: Wikileaks releases 20,000 DNC Emails

Hillary Leaks Series: Wikileaks releases 20,000 DNC Emails
Jul 22, 2016
Today, whistleblowing website Wikileaks has finally published more than 19,000 e-mails, which contains more than 8,000 attachments from the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) . The new trove of documents apparently pilfered from the DMC released after Wikileaks yesterday announced via its official Twitter account that a "series" about Hillary Clinton is coming soon. The published documents are part one of Wikileaks' new Hillary Leaks series, Wikileaks said in a press release. The emails released by Wikileaks were handed over to the whistleblower organization by the DNC hacker using handle " Guccifer 2.0 ," who hacked DNC's computer systems in a such a way that the hacker was able to read all email and chat traffic. The leaked 19,252 emails cover a period from January 2015 to May 2016 and allegedly come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC: Communications Director Luis Miranda — 10770 emails. National Finance Director Jordon Kapl

AI Copilot: Launching Innovation Rockets, But Beware of the Darkness Ahead

AI Copilot: Launching Innovation Rockets, But Beware of the Darkness Ahead
Apr 15, 2024Secure Coding / Artificial Intelligence
Imagine a world where the software that powers your favorite apps, secures your online transactions, and keeps your digital life could be outsmarted and taken over by a cleverly disguised piece of code. This isn't a plot from the latest cyber-thriller; it's actually been a reality for years now. How this will change – in a positive or negative direction – as artificial intelligence (AI) takes on a larger role in software development is one of the big uncertainties related to this brave new world. In an era where AI promises to revolutionize how we live and work, the conversation about its security implications cannot be sidelined. As we increasingly rely on AI for tasks ranging from mundane to mission-critical, the question is no longer just, "Can AI  boost cybersecurity ?" (sure!), but also "Can AI  be hacked? " (yes!), "Can one use AI  to hack? " (of course!), and "Will AI  produce secure software ?" (well…). This thought leadership article is about the latter. Cydrill  (a

Infamous Hacker 'Guccifer' appears in US Court after Extradition

Infamous Hacker 'Guccifer' appears in US Court after Extradition
Apr 04, 2016
Marcel Lazar Lehel aka " Guccifer " – an infamous Romanian hacker who hacked into the emails and social networking accounts of numerous high profile the US and Romanian Politicians – appeared in the United States court for the first time after extradition. Following Romania's top court approval last month, Guccifer was extradited to the United States recently from Romania, his home country, where he had already been serving a hacking sentence. Lehel has been charged with cyber-stalking, unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft in a nine-count indictment filed in 2014 in a federal district court in Alexandria, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Lehel "hacked into the email and social media accounts of high-profile victims, including a family member of two former U.S. presidents, a former U.S. Cabinet member, a former member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former presidential advisor," acc

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'Guccifer,' who Hacked former President, to be extradited to the US

'Guccifer,' who Hacked former President, to be extradited to the US
Mar 08, 2016
Upon the request of US authorities, Marcel Lazar Lehel, well known as Guccifer , has finally been approved to extradite to the United States to face Computer Intrusion and Identity Theft Charges for 18 months. Guccifer is an infamous Romanian hacker who was arrested in Romania for hacking into the emails and social networking accounts of numerous high profile the US and Romanian Politicians. Romania's top court has approved a request by US authorities to extradite Guccifer to the United States, a source within Romania's DIICOT anti-organized crime and terrorism unit told Reuters. Guccifer's well known political targets included: Bill Clinton (Former President) Hillary Clinton (U.S Presidential Candidate) George W. Bush (Former U.S. President) Colin Powell (former U.S. Secretary) George Maior (chief of the Romanian Intelligence Service) John Tenet (State Director of Central Intelligence for the United States CIA) Richard Armitage (Republican politici

Infamous hacker "Guccifer" arrested in Romania; charged with multiple cyber crimes

Infamous hacker "Guccifer" arrested in Romania; charged with multiple cyber crimes
Jan 23, 2014
" Guccifer " arrested in Romania, the infamous hacker who was responsible for breaching the social media and email accounts of numerous high profile US and Romanian Politicians. Romanian authorities collaborated with US services to catch him and the officers of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIOCT) raided His House last Wednesday. His well known leaks included the emails of former secretary of state ' Colin Powell ', suggested that he was having an affair, which was later denied by Colin. He was also responsible for breaking into the Bush family e-mails . The Hacker also infiltrated the email from George Maior , chief of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI). Guccifer is a 40-year-old Marcel Lazar Lehel , a resident of Arad , who was convicted of several other computer crimes in 2012, according to Romanian media report . But those charges stemmed from Lazăr Lehel's attacks on dozens of Romanian officials between O

Hacker Exposes former US President Bush Family Photos and Emails

Hacker Exposes former US President Bush Family Photos and Emails
Feb 08, 2013
The hacker, known as Guccifer , targeted several e-mail accounts and exposed personal photos and sensitive correspondence from members of the former US President Bush family, including both former U.S. presidents. Hacked Emails includes the AOL account of his daughter Dorothy Bush Koch; family friends Willard Hemingway and Jim Nantz; former First Lady Barbara Bush's brother; and George H W Bush's sister-in-law. Some of the e-mails contain catty comments about another former president, Bill Clinton. The photos and e-mails were uploaded yesterday to an online account that appears to have been hacked for the purpose of hosting the material including confidential October 2012 list of home addresses, cell phone numbers, and e-mails for dozens of Bush family members, including both former presidents, their siblings, and their children. The hacker also intercepted photos that George W. Bush e-mailed two months ago to his sister showing paintings that he was working on
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