DC Leaks: Political Islam is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America
DC Leaks is a website that was established in June 2016. Since its inception, it has been responsible for publishing leaks of emails belonging to multiple prominent figures in the United States government and military. The site is thought by private cybersecurity analysts and the US intelligence community to be a part of Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.
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While creators of the DC Leaks describe themselves as “American hacktivists“, cybersecurity research firm ThreatConnect concluded that the site is likely linked to Russian persona Guccifer 2.0 and the GRU-linked hacker group Fancy Bear.
On June 14, 2016, the press reported that the DNC had been breached for nearly a year, from the summer 2015 and the other in April 2016. The attacker was knocked out of its network during the weekend of June 11 and 12, 2016.
On July 1, 2016, DC Leaks released the emails of four-star General Philip Breedlove, the former NATO supreme commander in Europe. The emails allegedly show that Breedlove sought to overcome President Barack Obama‘s reluctance to escalate military tensions with Russia over the war in Ukraine in 2014.
On August 12, 2016, DC Leaks released roughly 300 emails from Republican targets, including the 2016 campaign staff of Arizona Senator John McCain, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, and 2012 presidential candidate and former Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann. The release included 18 emails from the Illinois Republican Party.
On August 12, 2016, DC Leaks released information about more than 200 Democratic lawmakers, including their personal cellphone numbers.
On August 15, 2016, DC Leaks released 2,576 files predominately related to George Soros‘ Open Society Foundation. The leak included the Foundation’s internal work plans, strategies, priorities and other worldwide activities by Soros.