Hacker Releases Personal Phone Numbers of House Dems


The personal cell phone numbers of House Democrats were released on the internet on Friday, according to the Hill.

Guccifer 2.0, a known hacker, obtained the information after a cyberattack on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Included in the release along with the phone numbers are passwords to Democratic computer systems and information on the House race in Florida's 18th Congressional District. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D., Fla.) is vacating that seat to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.).

Guccifer 2.0 also published a fundraising memo about a House race in Colorado after claiming to have hacked House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) computer.

This comes after other hackings and leaks from the Democratic Party, including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which resulted in the resignation of senior Democratic Party officials including the Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.).

Cybersecurity at the Democratic Party has taken a prominent role in the 2016 elections as the hacking of the DNC released damaging info and there have been threats that more information would be hacked and released as the campaigns go on. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has promised that more would be released on his website before the election, leading to rumors of an "October Surprise."