Hillary Clinton pictured and the DNC have been victim to a hacking campaign by Guccifer 2.0
The hacker suspected of infiltrating the computer networks of the Democratic National Committee DNC and stealing politically sensitive documents believes that Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and whistle-blower Chelsea Manning are "heroes of the computer age".
Guccifer 2.0, who many security firms believe is working alongside the Russian government, has teased more information about his identity, aims and hacking abilities in a blog post uploaded to the same website hosting hundreds of documents relating to Democrat presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
"They struggle for truth and justice; they struggle to make our world better, more honest and clear.
Based on the blog post, it is clear that Guccifer 2.0, who claims to be from Romania, not Russia, admires the trio – or at least wants the world to think he does.
He continued: "It seems that IT companies and special services can't realise that people like me act just following their ideas but not for money.