Pelosi Admits Being Bombarded With Obscene Calls After Computer Hack
Guccifer 2.0 doesn’t like Democrats. And that includes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
The hacker, who may or may not be an individual or a group and may or may not be Russian or supported by Russian interests, has struck again – this time straight at the heart of Democrat Congressional leadership.
Information was obtained by the second iteration of the mysterious Guccifer when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was hacked included telephone numbers and email addresses for all Democrats in the House of Representatives and many of their aides.
And now that the personal contact information has been posted online, Pelosi has been the apparent target of what she is calling “obscene and sick calls.”
Leader Pelosi wrote a letter to her Congressional colleagues warning them about the nature of some of the calls, voicemail and text messages, suggesting that they prevent family members, especially children, from listening to them.
“On a personal note, I was in the air flying from Florida to California when the news broke. Upon landing, I have received scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voice mails and text messages.”
She did not claim the content of the calls and messages was threatening.
Pelosi maintains that the hack originated in Russia, possibly at the instigation of the Russian government, but the name “Guccifer 2.0” is the generic name given to a mysterious computer spy or spies who breaks into computer systems to obtain highly sensitive data.
The original Guccifer, Romanian Marcel Lazar Lehel, is responsible for hacks targeting the family of former President George H.W. Bush, as well as high-level U.S. government officials and celebrities, and is in federal custody pending sentencing.
He claimed he had hacked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, but after extradition to the U.S. and questioning by the FBI, the claim was found to be unsubstantiated.
Meanwhile, House Leader Pelosi has changed her phone number.