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How Guccifer 2.0 Got 'Punk'd' by a Security Researcher
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antivirussupport12
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antivirussupport12,
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3/12/2018 | 11:46:13 AM
Re: Why would anyone still believe YOU KNOW WHAT YOU TALK ABOUT?
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ellascottgm123
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ellascottgm123,
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3/11/2018 | 10:07:03 PM
Re: Why would anyone still believe Guccifer was driven by Russians?
Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article.
Gorilla Hunter
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Gorilla Hunter,
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3/9/2018 | 10:21:49 AM
Re: Why would anyone still believe YOU KNOW WHAT YOU TALK ABOUT?
So because he stopped talking to a reporter, he was punked? You demand facts, yet you are unable to back up your claim with any of your own. Julian Assange, the publisher of the hacked emails and knows who the source is, has came out time and time again saying the Russians had nothing to do with it.

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346904-assange-meets-us-congressman-vows-to-prove-russia-did-not-leak-him

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/4/12/full_interview_julian_assange_on_trump 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donna-brazile-owes-an-apology-to-julian-assange-and_us_59fe1c3ae4b076eaaae2701d

I doubt the story because I looked at the authors twitter feed, saw her politics, and then read her parroting the same agenda, and  once again hear the clams of "Russia did hax", when everyone who is involved with the DNC email dump says otherwise.  Also included three sources from both left and right. But hey, a dude stopped talking to a reporter, ao case closed, right?

 
Dong_Johnson
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Dong_Johnson,
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3/8/2018 | 1:38:07 PM
Re: Why would anyone still believe YOU KNOW WHAT YOU TALK ABOUT?
You're not understanding the article I guess.  It's pretty clear Gucci was punked because he's no longer responding.  

 

Russia has various means of accomplishing what they want to, and using low-level useful idiots isn't below their means either.  I agree with the premise presented in the article that it's clear Russia wasn't going "all-in" using state resources (which would be attributable directly, of issue) to publish the stolen emails, and instead decided to disseminate them using troll networks rather than official ones.  The fact is you have no compelling or offered reason to doubt anything in this story.  If you did you wouldn't be doing the typical spambot/chatbot song and dance of crying about people focusing on "russia russia russia' for what Russia did did did provably provably provably.  Get your politics out of here, this is a discussion about facts.   The fact is Russia was involved.

Once again, if you want to discredit any aspect of this, you're going to need something to point to.  Whining won't help your case.
Gorilla Hunter
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Gorilla Hunter,
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3/8/2018 | 11:02:48 AM
Re: Why would anyone still believe Guccifer was driven by Russians?
Because "RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA". There is nothing here that shows that Guccifer was "punked" or that he is even connected to the Russians, but we have to hear once again "RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA!!!1!"
SchemaCzar
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SchemaCzar,
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3/8/2018 | 10:18:09 AM
Why would anyone still believe Guccifer was driven by Russians?
Everything in this article makes me doubt that Guccifer 2.0 was driven by Russian state actors.  To fall for a trick like this is not what happens with Russian state-level hackers.  If the Russians were paying him/her, the only purpose was to muddy the waters.  It's hard to think of a nation-state, or a trans-national movement, that would be unable to set up a cutout like this to "look Russian."


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