Guccifer 2.0 (G2) was not a persona created by Russian intelligence because Russian intel had nothing to do with the exfiltration and the publication of the internal documents of the DNC, DCCC, and John Podesta. Furthermore, Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and the chief technological officer of CrowdStrike, was probably (but not certainly) behind G2. CrowdStrike was a cybersecurity contractor hired by the DNC/DCCC law firm Perkins-Coie to assist it and/or its client DNC on cybersecurity matters in late April 2016. The fact that Perkins-Coie hired CrowdStrike to aid it in the contentious representation of the DNC was not known until very recently. The untruthful but publicly disseminated version of the events was that the DNC hired CrowdStrike in early May 2016 to remediate the DNC network breach. The CrowdStrike misattributed the breach to Russian intelligence and provided alleged “forensic evidence” to the FBI. G2 was not a Romanian hacker, and not a hacker at all.
Dmitri Alperovitch can be identified as the single individual behind the G2 persona by the classic combination of means, motives, and opportunities. Additionally, G2’s linguistic and cultural traits are a match to Alperovitch. G2 persona shows affinity with CrowdStrike.
CrowdStrike Inc. wholly owned CrowdStrike Services, Inc. Shawn Henry, an executive assistant to the FBI Director Robert Mueller, has been President of CrowdStrike Services since he resigned from the FBI.