Nancy Pelosi: Phone hacking brought on 'obscene and sick calls'
By Sophie Tatum CNN
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A hacker's release of personal contact information about House Democrats triggered a series of "sick calls, voicemails and text messages," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday.
The California lawmaker was responding to the latest hacking incident, into the House Democratic campaign arm, the DCCC, which on Friday night published members' personal cell phone numbers and some private email addresses. The hacker going by "Guccifer 2.0" claimed credit.
"I was in the air flying from Florida to California when the news broke," Pelosi said in a message to Democratic colleagues. "Upon landing, I have received scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voicemails and text messages. Please be careful not to allow your children or family members to answer your phone or read incoming text messages."
Pelosi also advised House Democrats affected to change their phone numbers, following her lead.
The information was published to a WordPress blog along with log-in materials for subscriptions the DCCC uses.
A phone call is set to happen 6 p.m. on Saturday evening for members with the House sergeant-at-arms office, and cybersecurity experts who have been investigating the hack.
This is the latest high profile hack since the release of Democratic National Committee emails that led to the resignation of Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, an episode Pelosi called an "electronic Watergate."
CNN's Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.
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