08.13.16

Dem: White House should 'levy consequences' against DNC hackers (The Hill)

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is upping his push for the Obama administration to reveal more information about the hacks of Democratic organizations.

"I have every confidence that law enforcement will get to the bottom of this, and identify the responsible parties,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said in a written statement.

“And when they do, I hope the Administration will disclose who is attempting to interfere with the American political process, and levy strong consequences against those responsible."

 

On Friday, the hacker or hackers known as Guccifer 2.0 released documents taken from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that contain contact information for a bevy of Democratic members of congress and staffers, alongside other documents with email addresses and passwords.

 

Separately, Guccifer 2.0 also leaked separate documents exclusively to The Hill

 

Guccifer 2.0 announced the bulk of the cache would be published on WikiLeaks.

 

Many in the security community believe Guccifer 2.0 is a front for Russian intelligence, something Schiff was reportedly told in confidential meetings.

 

Schiff has called for the administration to publicly finger the attacker, without letting on whoever it might be. 

 

“They should make it known publicly and forcefully,” he told the Washington Post in late July. “Even if they’re not able to lay out the evidence because it would disclose sources and methods, they should make the attribution.”


By:  Joe Uchill
Source: The Hill