Hacker posts personal info of House Democrats and staff

US Democrats blame Russia for cyber attacks

"On a personal note, I was in the air flying from Florida to California when the news broke", Pelosi wrote in the letter. "Please be careful not to allow your children or family members to answer your phone". She said that the Capitol Police and the Sergeant-at-Arms are conducting an ongoing threat assessment.

The hacker said the USA presidential elections "are becoming a farce", citing the earlier breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) which revealed that lawmakers may have been partial to Hillary Clinton in the primaries, and, according to Guccifer, shows that "everything is being settled behind the scenes".

The personal cell phone numbers of House Democrats were released on the internet on Friday, according to the Hill. This morning, I am changing my phone number and I advise you to do so as well.

Experts can't now verify the identity of Guccifer 2.0, but the name is a reference to a Romanian hacker known as Guccifer who hacked politicians including George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush. "Initial analysis identifies some members' home addresses, along with their spouse's name, marital status, and religion", the memo said.

It is not known yet if any sick or obscene messages have been received by any other Democrat officials.

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan arranged a phone call for Democratic House members for Saturday evening to receive an update from cybersecurity experts who have been investigating and responding to the data breach.

The personal information that was leaked was part of a massive computer-content dump on Friday.

This leak isn't as embarrassing as the Democratic National Committee documents WikiLeaks released last month. Obama, who noted that outside experts have blamed Russia for the leak, suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin may have reason to facilitate the attack.

This is the latest high-profile hack since the release of Democratic National Committee emails that led to the resignation of Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, an episode Pelosi called an "electronic Watergate".

The 20,000 emails, some of which featured DNC officials disparaging presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, enraged many of his supporters, who had claimed the party was tipping the scales in favor of Clinton.

The Inquisitr previously reported on similar cyber-hacking events of the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party at the end of July. Nancy Pelosi remains determined to avoid any further obscene and sick messages in the future.

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