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Have You Been Guccifer’d? Better Give it Some Thought

on March 10, 2014

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by Stephen Bryen and Rebecca Abrahams

First appeared in the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-abrahams/have-you-been-gucciferd-b_b_4562654.html

Have you been Guccifer’d? For those who don’t follow the news, Guccifer is a hacker that attacks celebrities, government leaders, top business people and anyone else that suits Guccifer’s fancy.

The list of victims is huge. Colin Powell, Air Force Secretary James Roche, Robert Redford, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Nance, Tina Brown, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Sidney Bloomenthal, Warren Beatty and plenty of others. Guccifer steals credit card information, emails, documents, passwords and cell phone numbers. Guccifer got hold of sensitive emails sent to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by former Bill Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal on the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

Those emails, while not revealing who was the “most sensitive” source described in the emails, discussed cooperation between the Libyan government and the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist elements and included…

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