Hacker publishes cell phone numbers of hundreds of House Dems – Hot Air
Guccifer 2.0 has been quiet for a couple weeks but Friday he posted a file containing the personal cell phone numbers and email addresses of Democrats in congress. From the Smoking Gun:
In a post to his WordPress blog, the vandal–who previously provided nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee e-mails to Wikileaks–uploaded an Excel file that includes the cell phone numbers and private e-mail addresses of nearly every Democratic member of the House of Representatives.
The Excel file also includes similar contact information for hundreds of congressional staff members (chiefs of staff, press secretaries, legislative directors, schedulers) and campaign personnel.
Guccifer 2.0 claims the information was taken in the hack of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and, according to the NY Times, claims the bulk of the DCCC material will be released by WikiLeaks:
“It’s time for new revelations now,” the hacker wrote in posting the files. “All of you may have heard about the DCCC hack. As you see I wasn’t wasting my time! It was even easier than in the case of the DNC breach.”
On Friday night, Guccifer indicated that more leaks would follow, writing on Twitter that he planned to send “the major trove” of the House committee documents to WikiLeaks. “Keep following,” the hacker wrote.
Guccifer 2.0 is supposedly the name of a Romanian hacker, one who claims he was behind the DNC hack. In fact, Guccifer 2.0 is likely a Russian propaganda front intended to create doubt about responsibility for the hack. Earlier this week WikiLeaks began playing into an online conspiracy theory that claims a DNC staffer murdered in Washington D.C. was the source of the leaked information (rather than Russia).