Hacker Publishes House Democrats’ Personal Cell Numbers, Emails

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A hacker reportedly connected to Russian intelligence groups posted the personal cellphone numbers and emails of most of the Democrats in the House of Representatives Aug. 12.

Guccifer 2.0 posted the information as part of a document dump, which the hacker said was stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The dump also included information about House races, DCCC event memos and committee passwords, according to Politico.

“All of you may have heard about the DCCC hack,” Guccifer 2.0 wrote in a blog post. “As you see I wasn’t wasting my time! It was even easier than in the case of the [Democratic National Committee] breach.”

Guccifer 2.0 claims to be Romanian, but other evidence links the hacker to Russian state-sponsored actors, including the group FANCY BEAR, also known as APT28.