So it turns out that the Democrats keep getting hacked, and judging by what Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday, this saga is taking an ugly turn.
It continued with the leaks of DNC emails which showed the organization openly rooting for Clinton to become nominee. That led to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, along with other top staffers.
Authorities have warned that more is to come, and on Friday, we got a little taste, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal:
A hacker posted cellphone numbers and other personal information of nearly 200 current and former congressional Democrats on Friday, the latest public disclosure of sensitive records this election season.
The hacker, or group of hackers, going by the name “Guccifer 2.0” said the records were stolen as part of a breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. A number of files were posted onto Guccifer 2.0’s website, including a spreadsheet that has information, such as phone numbers and email addresses, for 193 people. The cellphone numbers of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland were among the information posted.
The contact information for some campaign and official staffers was also included.
You will believe what happened next, as people proceeded to light up the phones of those affected with messages, some of them not so nice.
In a letter sent on Saturday, Nancy Pelosi described “sick calls, voicemails and text messages” sent to her own phone, and warned her colleagues to be careful:
“Please be careful not to allow your children or family members to answer your phone or read incoming text messages,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues. “This morning, I am changing my phone number and I advise you to do so as well.”
The Minority Leader urged her colleagues to join a conference call to discuss cybersecurity, and she informed them that they were doing everything they could to prevent further attacks.
But for Democrats, once more, hacks have turned ugly.