Hacker Guccifer Targets Silicon Valley, Starting With the AOL Account of Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr

First question: why does a storied VC have an AOL account?

(Photo: KPCB)

(Photo: KPCB)

Mystery hacker Guccifer has been terrorizing America’s political elite by hacking into their email accounts and proving that even former presidents aren’t really that great at their newfound painting hobby. Now, The Smoking Gun reports that Guccifer has begun targeting Silicon Valley. Ugh, guess that means tech really is cool now.

The Smoking Gun reports that venture capitalist and Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr is the latest victim of Guccifer’s exploits. The hacker was able to get into Mr. Doerr’s AOL account (how are you a VC with an AOL account?) and send emails to The Smoking Gun from it. Guccifer also provided TSG with a screenshot of the inbox’s contact list to further prove his successful hack.

“do you like my new face?” Guccifer wrote in an email to TSG. “i wear glasses right now an I have 2 zillion + in my bank accounts:))”

Aside from wearing glasses and being filthy rich, Mr. Doerr made headlines last year when he was named in a gender discrimination suit filed by Kleiner Perkins partner Ellen Pao. He vigorously denied the claims made in the suit.

Even Guccifer probably can’t explain why a Google boardmember has an AOL account.

(h/t Daily Dot)