Forensicator takes issue with “tampering” claims made by Campbell, who mistakenly concludes that Guccifer 2 deliberately manipulated metadata in a 7zip archive file, called ngp-van.7z. In a rush to judgment, Campbell thinks he sees a pattern in the data and uses this as the basis for his faulty conclusion. Campbell missed important details and failed to review all the data. If Campbell had been more careful, he would conclude (as Forensicator did) that there are no signs of tampering. Thus, Forensicator’s conclusions stand – Campbell’s alternative theory has no factual basis.Continue reading “The Campbell Coincidence”
The Forensicator takes a closer at Guccifer 2’s HRC_pass.zip file and reaches the surprising conclusion that its source data was likely copied from a thumb drive, at a location somewhere in the US Central Timezone.Continue reading “Transfer Rate Suggests Guccifer 2 used a Thumb Drive in the US Central Timezone”
Newly discovered evidence suggests that Guccifer 2 deliberately planted Russian (and Romanian) language indications, but mistakenly left his system’s US/UK decimal point style settings in force. This argues against Guccifer 2 being either a native Russian (or a native Romanian).
In a previous report, Guccifer 2’s Russian Breadcrumbs, we analyzed the 40/so documents that Guccifer 2 modified and posted to his blog. Most of those documents had Russian indications and a few of them had Romanian language settings.
In this article, we make note of an anomaly that challenges those Russian and Romanian attributions. We observe that Guccifer 2 often used a numeric style that is not typically used in Russia or Romania; rather, this numeric style is commonly used in the United States and the UK.Continue reading “More Evidence that Guccifer 2 Planted His Russian Breadcrumbs”
Many of Guccifer 2’s DNC Email Documents Pre-Date the GRU Indictment
This blog post is a short update to our prior report, Sorting the WikiLeaks DNC Emails. Here, we will review the metadata of seventeen (17) documents that Guccifer 2 posted on June 30, 2016 and July 6, 2016. Those documents can be found as attachments to DNC emails published by WikiLeaks on July 22, 2016 and November 6, 2016.Continue reading “A Closer Look at Guccifer 2’s DNC Email Attachments”