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An ACORN dream fulfilled: hacktivist hits Democrats hard

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The hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 is waging his own kind of war against Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment.

On Friday he “uploaded an Excel file that includes the cell phone numbers and private e-mail addresses of nearly every Democratic member of the House of Representatives,” the Smoking Gun website reports.

The Left has long supported cyber-terrorism and this is exactly the kind of illicit activism advocated by ACORN founder Wade Rathke (shown at left in the accompanying photograph — at right is Tides Foundation founder Drummond Pike).

Rathke is in favor of computer hacking as long as it helps the labor movement, I reported in my book, Subversion Inc. He wrote:

Crazy, computer viruses are started by young kids around the world or hackers bored out of their skulls that live right down the street. As union organizers we are still doing 8 point difficulty dumpster dives for alpha lists of employees, when theoretically some good geeks could tap in, load up, and download the whole thing and throw it over our transom window. What a waste of talent when such a huge contribution could be made to the labor movement.

“Simply put, why isn’t there more ‘monkey wrenching’ in our world? Where is our Earth First!” Rathke wrote in an infamous column. Monkey-wrenching is a form of eco-terrorism or ecotage (eco-sabotage) that consists of harming the economic interests of those who are perceived threats to the environment.

Returning to the hack at hand, the Excel file includes “contact information for hundreds of congressional staff members (chiefs of staff, press secretaries, legislative directors, schedulers) and campaign personnel.”

Guccifer 2.0 said the spreadsheet was purloined during a hack of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). “As you see I wasn’t wasting my time! It was even easier than in the case of the DNC breach,” the hacker wrote.

A few weeks earlier the hacker “provided nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee e-mails to Wikileaks.”

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Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum writes and speaks widely on ACORN and other…