Hacker leaks venture capitalist's mails

Well-known venture capitalist John Doerr has become the latest victim of the hacker known as Guccifer.

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John Doerr, a venture capitalist known for early investments in companies such as Amazon and Google, has become the latest victim of the hacker known as Guccifer, according to the Smoking Gun Web site.

The hacker sent the online publication several e-mails from Doerr's AOL e-mail account, as well as a screenshot of Doerr's e-mail address book, including Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson, the Smoking Gun said.

A spokesman for Doerr, the face of the high-profile venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Guccifer rose to prominence earlier this year after leaking the e-mails of several Bush family members, including former president George W Bush.

The hacker has also accessed e-mails of former secretary of state Colin Powell and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

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