And it seemed a little odd. As a story it had a lot of things going on in terms of character, diction, and themes, but, to me at least, it seemed like a slightly new trajectory for Wallace after Oblivion. You can read the story here. When the story came out, it generated a lot of discussion on our listserv.
To understand who Guccifer2. What did he do? What did he say? Are his claims now confirmed, debunked or yet to be verified?
What were the results of his actions? What do any lies told and the likelihood of them being debunked or remaining secret really imply about his intent? Was there anything misreported or omitted that may have been relevant? The best way to get a clear picture of how incidents relate to each other and recognize suspect timing is to use a timeline - The timeline below was built using references to every unique piece of information directly relevant to Guccifer 2.
ThreatConnect, although still apparently unswayed from their assessment that Guccifer2. He outright claimed it, multiple times.
Going back to the 4th, the supposed "Clinton Foundation Hack" - is also where his claim starts to show cracks. Why, if he was really the source for the DNC emails, would he be at all struggling to find a solution to get the data published?
Even putting seemingly contradictory statements aside - Assange has implied that the emails were leaked, rather than hacked, in contradiction with Guccifer2. Discredited On October 4th, - Guccifer2. He followed this up by posting an archive containing files that were all from previous leaks and from documents in the public domain.
Ultimately, he has never produced anything that actually shows such a hack had taken place. These are not all of his lies or unverified claims, far from it, but they are the ones that are critical to know so that the rest of this article makes sense to you.
Above all, the first is most important - his claims to breach the DNC turned out to be fantasy. Giving cyber-security firms, journalists and others a flimsy veil they could easily pull off and find Russian "fingerprints" behind - not realizing that what they were revealing was a layer of misdirection that would actually prevent them from considering a 3rd possibility!
So what independent, verifiable evidence is there? Basically - Nothing showing he was Wikileaks source. In fact, there was a fair bit to contradict his claims there thanks to ThreatConnect discrediting his breach claims, showing he was unduly trying to be attributed to the malware discoveries!
Pretty much everything stated about him has been based on assumptions, acceptance of questionable admissions and the public have been given little more than conjecture based on factors he seems to have been controlling and choosing.
Sam Biddle of The Intercept one of the first people to write about Guccifer2. The responses and the annotated image they sent are as follows: I wrote back asking if it was okay to publish what they had told me.
My email to them and their response to it are below: Thank you to all at TC for the valuable information you shared with us all. The documents he posted online were a mixture of some from the public domain eg.
The first document, " 1.
Gawker incorrectly claimed the metadata showed the document was created in when it actually indicated the document was created by Warren Flood at a much later date. The truth is that the metadata shows the document being created 30 minutes before Guccifer2.
Created by Warren Flood on 15th of June at If you open "2.
If you look at the raw data of "1.This is an essay drafted in response to a question in a Philosophy of Science Course at the local university. The reading in the list is the relevant section of Nelson Goodman’s book Fact, Fiction and Forecast in the s.
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