Guccifer 2.0 On June 14, 2016, the DNC and its cyber-response team announced the breach of the DNC network
breach.145 Apparently in response to that announcement, on June 15, 2016, GRU ofﬁcers using the persona Guccifer
2.0 created a WordPress blog.
Approximately two hours after the last of those searches, Guccifer 2.0 published its first post, attributing
CrowdStrike updated its post after the June 15, 2016 post by Guccifer 2.0 claiming responsibility for
The Guccifer 2.0 persona ultimately released thousands of documents stolen from the DNC and DCCC in a
Beginning in late June 2016, the GRU also used the Guccifer 2.0 persona to release documents directly
Speciﬁcally, on June 27, 2016, Guccifer 2.0 sent an email to the news outlet The Smoking Gun offering
For example, on August 15, 2016, the Guccifer 2.0 persona sent a candidate for the U.S.
2.0 were operated by the same organization, the Guccifer 2.0 persona sent the reporter an email stating
a former In early August 2016, HOM Twitter’s suspension of the Guccifer 2.0 Twitter account
After it was reinstated, GRU ofﬁcers posing as Guccifer 2.0 wrote via private message, “thank u for
On September 9, 2016, the GRU—a ain posing as Guccifer 2.0—referred to a stolen DCCC document posted
GRU ofﬁcers used both the DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 personas to communicate with WikiLeaks through Twitter
WikiLeaks’s First Contact with Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks Shortly after the GRU’s first release of stolen
On June 22, 2016, seven days after Guccifer 2.0’s ﬁrst releases of stolen DNC documents, WikiLeaks used
Twitter’s direct message function to contact the Guccifer 2.0 Twitter account and suggest that Guccifer
impact than what you are doing.”160 On July 6, 2016, WikiLeaks again contacted Guccifer 2.0 through
The Guccifer 2.0 persona responded, “0k. . . i see.”
Department of Justice The Ofﬁce was able to identify when the GRU (operating through its personas Guccifer
2.0 and DCLeaks) transferred some of the stolen documents to WikiLeaks through online archives set
2.0 email account to send WikiLeaks an email bearing the subject “big archive” and the message “a new
On July 18, 2016, WikiLeaks conﬁrmed in a direct message to the Guccifer 2.0 account that it had “the
On June 29, 2016, the GRU used a Guccifer 2.0 emaii account to send a lar e enc ted ﬁle to a WikiLeaks
Prior to the July 22, 2016 release, were you aware from any source that WikiLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, DCLeaks
Manafort, or Rick Gates and (a) WikiLeaks, (b) Julian Assange, (c) other representatives of Wikiteaks, (d) Guccifer
2.0, (e) representatives of ‘Guccifer 2.0, or (f) representatives of DCLeaks?
Prior to the July 22, 20l6 release, were you aware from any source that WikiLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, DCLeaks
, or Rick Gates and (a) WikiLeaks, (b) Julian As-sange, (c) other representatives of WikiLeaks, (d) Guccifer
2.0, (e) representatives of Guecifer 2.0, or (t) representatives of DCLeaks?
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