Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi was flooded with obscene calls and text messages after her phone number was published online by Guccifer 2.0. on Friday.
She advised fellow Democrats to change their phone numbers.
The AP reported:
Pelosi told Democratic lawmakers that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other Democratic Party entities were the target of “an electronic Watergate break-in.”
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As a result, a mix of personal and official information of Democratic members and hundreds of congressional staff, purportedly from a hack of the DCCC, was posted online, Pelosi said.
Pelosi said she was flying from Florida to California when she heard about the posting of information such as cell phone numbers
“Upon landing, I have received scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voicemails and text messages,” Pelosi said in her letter to colleagues. “Please be careful not to allow your children or family members to answer your phone or read incoming text messages. This morning, I am changing my phone number and I advise you to do so as well. “
Pelosi said the chief information security officer of the House, in coordination with Capitol Police, has sent communications to those people whose email addresses have been made public about how to address the problem.