Guccifer 2.0 doxes hundreds of House Democrats with massive document dump

On Friday, the online persona behind a high-profile hack of the Democratic National Committee took credit for a separate breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. To prove they were responsible, the leaker known as Guccifer 2.0 published a massive amount of personal information belonging to hundreds of Democratic representatives.

One Excel spreadsheet contains a dizzying amount of work and cell phone numbers, home addresses, official and personal e-mail addresses, names of staffers, and other personal information for the entire roster of Democratic representatives. Several other documents contain passwords for various DCCC accounts. Other documents purport to be memos detailing fund raisers and campaign overviews.

"As you see the US presidential elections are becoming a farce, a big political performance where the voters are far from playing the leading role," Guccifer 2.0 wrote in a blog post accompanying the document dump. "Everything is being settled behind the scenes as it was with Bernie Sanders."

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Cisco Releases Security Update

Original release date: August 12, 2016

Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its IOS XR Software for ASR 9001 Aggregation Services Routers. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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Democratic, GOP leaders got a secret briefing on DNC hack last year

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Top Congressional leaders were briefed a year ago on the Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee but were sworn to secrecy by intelligence officials.

According to Reuters, the Gang of Eight was briefed in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, last summer. This group has an even number of Republicans and Democrats, it includes Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), as well as Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the House and Senate intelligence committee chairs. Across the aisle, it also includes Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) of the intelligence committees.

Due to the sensitivity of the information, they were restricted from telling anyone, including the targets.

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