Hacker Reveals Personal Information for Almost 200 Democrats
Guccifer 2.0 says records stolen as part of breach of Democratic Congressional Campaign CommitteeBy Damian Paletta, WSJ
Updated Aug. 13, 2016 8:41 a.m. ET
WASHINGTON—A hacker posted cellphone numbers and other personal information of nearly 200 current and former congressional Democrats on Friday, the latest public disclosure of sensitive records this election season.
The hacker, or group of hackers, going by the name “Guccifer 2.0” said the records were stolen as part of a breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. A number of files were posted onto Guccifer 2.0’s website, including a spreadsheet that has information, such as phone numbers and email addresses, for 193 people. The cellphone numbers of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland were among the information posted.
Mr. Hoyer, reached on the cellphone number listed on the spreadsheet, said he wasn’t aware that this information had been stolen or posted online.
“This is the first I’ve heard of it, obviously,” he said Friday evening.
A White House spokesman declined to comment.
Word began to spread Friday evening among Democrats whose personal information was posted, and several became furious, a congressional staffer said. Not all the information appeared to be correct, as at least one email address listed on the spreadsheet was no longer current.