The Democratic National Committee email hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 corresponded with a political publication through software in a Russian language, pointing an even stiffer finger in connecting the hack to Russia, The Hill’s Joe Uchill reported
The hacker, who reportedly claims to be a Romanian man acting alone, sent emails to The Hill through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with Russian language in its email metadata.
The Hill shared the emails with ThreatConnect, an internet security platform, which confirmed the Elite VPN product used has a website written in Russian with links to English translations and a signup process written solely in Russian.
"The noose is tightening around Russia," ThreatConnect director of threat intelligence Rich Barger told Uchill.
The DNC hacks revealed embarrassing emails from Democratic leaders showing favoritism to Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary campaign. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has since announced her resignation, and Sanders said Tuesday he will serve out his final two years
in the Senate as an independent after losing the Democratic nomination.
There have been whispers from the political left of a Kremlin conspiracy to aid Donald Trump in his candidacy for president, but Guccifer has claimed no connection to Russia. Trump himself denied any connection in a tweet Tuesday night.
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