Guccifer 2.0 the mysterious hacker widely considered to be behind the DNC (Democratic National Committee) emails hack reportedly contacted a GOP campaign consultant Aaron Nevins. The hacker allegedly sent hacked DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) documents to Nevins, which included data detailing the Democratic party's voter demographics in Florida.
Nevins reportedly analysed the hacked data and published in his blog, HelloFLA.com. Guccifer 2.0 reportedly did not know how significantly valuable the hacked data was until Nevins explained its worth to the hacker.
"Basically if this was a war, this is the map to where all the troops are deployed," Nevins told Guccifer 2.0 in a Twitter message, referring to the Democratic party's voter turnout data, the Wall Street Journal reported. "This is probably worth millions of dollars."
"Hmmm," Guccifer 2.0 responded. "ok u owe me a million :)"
According to Nevins, Democrats "spent millions probably to figure out who these people are that are conducive to their message and now it's exposed for the other side."
The Journal noted that it was impossible to know for sure whether the leaked data played a role in affecting the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election in anyway.
Despite Russia's vehement denials of any involvement in attempting to influence the election, US intelligence agencies have attributed the DNC hack to the Kremlin, specifically to a Russian intelligence outfit called GRU. Nevins said that while he didn't believe that the hack was the work of the Russians, it personally didn't matter to him whether Guccifer 2.0 was an agent for the Kremlin.
"If your interests align, never shut any doors in politics," Nevins said.
GOP representatives in Florida and the National Republican Congressional Committee is yet to comment on the matter. However, as the investigation into the alleged Russian meddling into the US election continues to unfold, it is likely that more details concerning the DNC hack may emerge in the near future.