personal information of Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Mike
Lee and Orrin Hatch was posted to Wikipedia Thursday during the
hearing of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
included home addresses and phone numbers, was posted
to the senators' respective Wikipedia pages where users are
allowed to made edits - all of which are logged by Wikipedia
and include the editor's IP address.
a result of the information being made public, Sen. Hatch's wife "has
been receiving calls nonstop ON HER BIRTHDAY and their home
address was made public," according to Caleb Hull,
director of content at the Republican technology firm Targeted
IP address used to "doxx" the Senators was quickly
traced back to the House of Representatives...
further research, it appears that the IP address traces
back to the office of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
of IP address tied to Waters staffer Kathleen Sengstock here)
has come under fire for advocating that her Democratic followers form
into mobs and physically confront
members of the Trump administration if they see them in public.
Democratic rep - who doesn't live in the district
she represents and paid her daughter $750,000 for
Democratic fundraising activities, said to a crowd at a "Keep
Families Together" rally on Saturday: "If
you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a
department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you
create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell
not welcome anymore, anywhere."
call to action came amid protests at the homes of Department of
Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen's house, as well as White House
aide Stephen Miller's apartment, which
makes the doxxing of GOP Senators all the more significant -
especially if it came from Waters' office.
House spokesman Raj Shah wrote on Twitter that the leaked
information was "outrageous."