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[ISN] Billionaire Google Board Member Is Latest Victim Of "Guccifer" Hacking Rampage
The Smoking Gun
MARCH 21, 2013
Add a billionaire Silicon Valley titan to the growing list of public figures
victimized by the hacker âGuccifer.â
Venture capitalist John Doerr had his AOL account breached several days ago by
the same hacker responsible for illegally accessing the e-mails of Colin
Powell, former White House aide Sidney Blumenthal, and assorted Bush family
members (among others).
Doerr, 61, is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the
powerhouse venture capital firm. Doerr, whose net worth Forbes pegs at $2.7
billion, has worked closely with firms like Google, Amazon, Twitter, and
Groupon, and has been a member of Googleâs board of directors since May 1999.
Doerrâs AOL account was broken into last week by âGuccifer,â who sent
unsolicited e-mails to TSG from the compromised account. âdo you like my new
face?â the hacker wrote in one e-mail. âi wear glasses right now an I have 2
zillion + in my bank accounts:))â Doerr is pictured above.
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