I've been following the details of this the last few days. This is HUGE. A 'hacktivist' had released a bunch of passwords and email addresses
for hillaryclinton.com and dnc.org - along with SSN and CC info for some major DNC players.
I wasn't going to write a thread on this since it hadn't made it to the news, but now there is an article out on it.
Here is an article that touches slightly on his hack - along with the Podesta twitter hack:
A hacker also appears to have uncovered the passwords to dozens of senators’ email addresses, as well as social security numbers and credit card
info for many Democrats including Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and acting Chair of
the DNC Donna Brazile. The information was posted to pastebin.
“I am not directly linked with the podesta [sic] hacks,” the hacker, who asked that their name not be used, told Gizmodo over Twitter DM. “I
can say that the details in Podesta leaks where helpful in conducting phishing attacks for the DNC members before the leaks emerged on
The below image is from the article. The actual leak has many more names and details.
This hack happened several days ago. Since then the hacker released this letter allegedly from inside the DNC emails as of October 12th 2016.
Then, just yesterday he released another set of leaks including emails/passwords along with more private information from DNC members.
however, stop short of releasing personal information on donors as it seems to be an ethical boundary for him. He specifies that his release only
includes those from the DNC.
Here are snippets of his release. I've edited out any sensitive parts -
He goes into full details on how the hack was accomplished and discloses all the emails/passwords etc.
He also shows how hillaryclintonCom. Emails were hacked.
Last, he is saying that Wikileaks has these newest set of leaks and we can expect them in the following days.
Background information on the hacktivist is readily available on his twitter account (s). He has posted several other hacks in the past. For the
last 2 years he has been on a hiatus and just recently came back on the scene. This person is not a Russian, but had access to the podesta emails
before they released them and quite obviously associates with Anonymous.
Another one of his hacks is from the Pakistan Government and apparently shows how they are supporting ISIS in India.
It's not exactly clear how many emails were hacked - but this may be a huge blow to the DNC and Hillary by seeing what has been happening over the
last month of elections. The hacker hasn't released the emails yet - it's unclear if they will be exclusive to Wikileaks or if other outlets are
available. The last leak included details on 26 individuals including Huma Abebin. The previous included Seth Rich
For obvious reasons, I will not link to where this info is found or the hacktivist's twitter account. If you happen to run across it, please do
not post it or any links in this thread as it contains individuals private information
This leak could be related to Joe Biden's announcement today that the
CIA is prepping for a cyber attack on Russia.
Perhaps they are laying the ground work to blame Russia once these new leaks come out? Everything I've seen with this hacker shows he has no ties
to Russia(although he did recently follow Putin on twitter, odd) and is actually part of a US based hacker group that was quite active in 2012, many
of the members are still around and several have been arrested in the past for other cyber related offenses.
There are three primary possibilities that make sense for this hack(from most likely to least):
1. The hack is legit, from a former member of a US based hacktivist group and Wikileaks will be releasing it.
2. The hack is legit, but the account was compromised by Russians as a cover and Wikileaks will be releasing it
3. His account was compromised and it's an elaborate hoax.