“Armed with confidential memos to Hillary Clinton that were stolen from the e-mail account of a former White House aide, a hacker has distributed some of the documents to a wide array of congressional aides, political figures, and journalists worldwide.
In a series of weekend e-mail blasts, the hacker known as “Guccifer” disseminated four recent memos to Clinton from Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of the former Secretary of State.
While “Guccifer” appears to have downloaded many of these attachments, the hacker opted not to send the actual Word files to those on the e-mail blast list (likely as a security measure since the downloaded files could contain metadata that could lead to the hacker)….
Instead, “Guccifer” copied the text from the four Blumenthal memos and pasted them into separate new files. The hacker then made screen grabs of the new files.
“Last week it was reported that a hacker going by “Guccifer” had gained access to the personal email account of former Clinton White House aide (and confidant to Hillary) Sidney Blumenthal. On Tuesday, according to The Smoking Gun, Guccifer began sharing contents found in Blumenthal AOL account (yes, Sidney Blumenthal still uses AOL mail).
In playful emails, the hacker disseminated four recent memos on Libya sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to a “wide array of congressional aides, political figures, and journalists worldwide.” The Smoking Gun reported that, “most of the e-mail recipients were sent four separate memos that were e-mailed to Clinton by Blumenthal during the past five months. Each memo dealt with assorted developments in Libya, including the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. One memo marked “Confidential” was sent to Clinton on September 12.”