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FBI Takes Possesion Of Senator Lindsey Graham’s Phone


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Wednesday that the FBI took possession of his phone after it was reportedly hacked.

Graham stated he received a message from someone impersonating Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, which caused him to contact authorities.

The South Carolina Senator shared “I get a message, I think, from Schumer, and It ain’t from Schumer.”

Graham added “I don’t know. Anything you can create apparently can be hacked.”

Here’s what NBC News reported:

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that the FBI was in possession of his phone after he received a message from someone impersonating Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

“I get a message, I think, from Schumer,” Graham, R-S.C., said during a panel discussion about artificial intelligence regulations at The Hill and Valley Forum. “It ain’t from Schumer.”

“And the next thing you know, my phone is — ” he trailed off. “I don’t know. Anything you can create apparently can be hacked.”

Graham spoke at a forum frequented by members of Congress and technology experts.

Graham’s office did not say whether it was a call or a text message that resulted in issues with his phone. His office also declined to say what kind of phone he owns.

Per Just The News:

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday night that his phone has been turned over to the FBI after it was possibly hacked by someone impersonating Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Graham, who was speaking at the Hill & Valley Forum, claimed that he received a message that he believed to be from Schumer recently. But when he opened the message, it turned out to be fraudulent. The Senate’s Sergeant at Arms is investigating the hack, Graham’s office said.

“My phone is in the hands of the FBI now,” Graham said, per the Washington Times. “So I get a message, I think, from Schumer, it ain’t from Schumer, and next thing you know, my phone’s, I don’t know what. Anything you can create apparently can be hacked.”

The FBI and Schumer have not commented on the situation, but a Democratic aide noted to The Hill that Schumer uses an old flip-phone and does not text.



 

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