Floundering publication Gawker, having recently lost the lawsuit brought against them by Hulk Hogan, and ultimately filing for bankruptcy and putting itself up for auction, is now trying to tabloid itself back to fame.
Sources say, it’s not working.
In what would be an unusual move for hackers working for the Russian government, a trove of data stolen from Democratic National Committee may have been leaked.
A more than 200-page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Donald Trump playbook was sent to Gawker by an individual using the alias “Guccifer 2.0.” The purported hacker claimed to have about 100GB of data, including “financial reports, donors’ lists, election programs, action plans against Republicans, personal mails,” taken from the DNC’s network, Gawker said Wednesday. The news site said it was also sent a variety of donor registries and strategy files.
Hackers working for the Russian government reportedly broke into the DNC’s computer network and gained access to emails, chat transcripts and opposition research on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The hackers may have gained access to the network last summer, The Washington Post reported Tuesday, but the committee didn’t spot it until research on Trump was taken.
Unfortunately it turned out to be DNC hacking itself to shift attention away from Hillary’s recent and long ago misdeeds.
NEW – Trump statement on Gawker report of alleged DNC oppo file – “we believe DNC did the ‘hacking” pic.twitter.com/Euwlko9Fex
— John Santucci (@JTSantucci) June 15, 2016