Democrats continue to find themselves under siege by hackers as information obtained through a series of cyber attacks continues to trickle out.
Among the targets are the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and The Hill reported Friday that a hacker named Guccifer 2.0 provided them with the names, Social Security numbers and other personal information of big-ticket donors to the party.
Guccifer 2.0 claimed responsibility for leaking emails from the DNC that led to the ouster of chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz… looking on the bright side, the donors named this week are likely safe from being audited by the Internal Revenue Service as some notable Mitt Romney donors experienced after the 2012 presidential election.
The Hill said they also received memos used to prep House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Barack Obama and DCCC officials for a fundraising event and noted that the documents released are but a small sampling of a much larger cache the hacker said will be released on WikiLeaks.
To whet the public’s appetite, “Guccifer 2.0” posted a few pages on their website that included cell phone numbers and personal email addresses of House Democrats.
The Excel file includes almost every Democratic lawmaker on Capital Hill and also has personal data on hundreds of congressional staff members and campaign personnel, The Smoking Gun reported.
Guccifer 2.0, who is thought to be part of a Russian intelligence operation, according to The Smoking Gun, said on the website that the data was stolen during a hack of the DCCC.
“As you see I wasn’t wasting my time! It was even easier than in the case of the DNC breach,” the hacker wrote.
The hacker sees the U.S. presidential elections as a “farce” that is “being settled behind the scenes as it was with Bernie Sanders.”
“I wonder what happened to the true democracy, to the equal opportunities, the things we love the United States for,” Guccifer 2.0 wrote. “The big money bags are fighting for power today. They are lying constantly and don’t keep their word. The MSM are producing tons of propaganda hiding the real stuff behind it. But I do believe that people have right to know what’s going on inside the election process in fact.”
Journalist were invited to contact “Guccifer 2.0” via Twitter direct message for “exclusive materials from the DCCC, which I have plenty of.”
With three months to go in the 2016 election, Democrats have a lot of time to think about what’s coming.
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