-- An African American congressman who represents Kansas City, Missouri, said he has received an “avalanche of mean-spirited phone calls” -- including from "N-word sickos" -- since hackers allegedly leaked the cell phone numbers and other personal information of nearly all Democrats in the House of Representatives last week.
“I received a number of calls from N-word sickos,” Cleaver said in the statement to ABC News today.
Cleaver has changed his phone number and has ramped up security at his personal residence because his home address was also made public, according to his spokesperson.
“As previously noted, the DCCC has been the target of a cybersecurity incident, and we are cooperating with federal law enforcement in their ongoing investigation. We are aware of reports that documents claimed to be from our network have been released and are investigating their authenticity,” Kelly said in a statement to ABC News on Aug. 12.
As of last night, a mix of personal and official information of Democratic Members and hundreds of congressional staff, purportedly from a hack of the DCCC, was posted online," Pelosi wrote.
Pelosi said she was among those whose phone number was leaked.
"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, voicemails and text messages," she wrote. "This is a sad course of events, not only for us, but more importantly for our country."
The House Democratic Caucus also sent a notice to its members on Aug. 13 advising them to change the passwords to all their email accounts, even personal ones, and "to strongly consider changing passwords associated with sensitive personal accounts such as banking institutions."
An investigation into the cyberattack on the Democratic campaign committee is ongoing but investigators have said "this is similar to other recent incidents, including the DNC breach," Kelly said in a statement to ABC News in late July.
ABC News’ Jordyn Phelps, Alexander Mallin and Benjamin Siegel contributed to this report.