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Hacker Claims To Have Breached Russian Consulate, Leaks Personal Info

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

A hacker claimed Monday to have hacked the Russian consulate in the Netherlands and leaked 5,000 email address, phone numbers, IP addresses and passport numbers online.

“I have breached the Consulate of Russia Department. Emails, Phones, Passport Numbers, IP Addresses has been leaked. I leaked only 6k out of the 30k of users,” someone identifying as Kapustkiy, a hacker from New World Hackers, told The Daily Caller.

Kapustkiy told TheDC that the some of the individuals whose information was leaked work at the consulate, but that most of them are Russian citizens. Kapustkiy uploaded the data on Mediafire for download.

The Russian consulate in the Netherlands was not able to be reached for comment. The alleged breach of the Russian diplomatic outpost comes a day after Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Russia needs to be “held accountable” following reports that they interfered with the presidential election.

When asked on CBS how this would be done, she said, “Some of that’s classified, I believe. And I don’t think that’s something that we can discuss on TV.”