The hacker behind the release of thousands of internal emails at the Democratic National Committee has done it again, this time releasing the personal contact information of many House Democrats.
Guccifer 2.0 obtained the contact document from a far-reaching hack on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Along with emails and phone numbers, the hacker also revealed DCCC usernames and passwords to multiple online databases and news and commentary outlets, including Glenn Beck's website.
The Wall Street Journal got in touch with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) by using the cell phone number listed in the data dump. He said, "This is the first I’ve heard of it, obviously."
The breach included the personal contact information of nearly 200 Democrats, including members from the House Intelligence Committee, the House Armed Services Committee and the House Foreign Relations Committee. All three committees frequently deal with sensitive security matters.
"This is sensitive information and it could be used in a very detrimental way by a foreign government," Hoyer said.
According to a report from The Hill, the information released by Guccifer also included memos on the House race in Florida for the state's 18th district. The dump showed opposition research by the DCCC on Republican contenders, who are vying for the seat being opened up by Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is running for Senate.
The hacker is also claiming to have gained access to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) computer. The dump included a memo sent to the Democrat about a 2015 fundraising event for Morgan Carroll, who is currently campaigning for a Colorado House seat against Republican incumbent Mike Coffman.
The original hack, believed by many to be the work of Russian hackers attempting to influence the presidential election, has sparked a firestorm of criticism aimed at the DNC. Ultimately, the release of 20,000 emails led to the ousting of Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chair of the DNC.
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