Lindsey Graham Says His Phone Was Hacked By Someone Impersonating Chuck Schumer | Technology & Science

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“My phone is in the hands of the FBI now.”

Embarrassing Admission

Lindsey Graham, the GOP minority leader of the Senate, is claiming he was tricked by hackers who convinced him he was talking to his colleague, majority leader Chuck Schumer.

As the Washington Times reports, Graham made this alarming admission during remarks to the Hill & Valley Forum, a gathering of tech leaders and government officials who met to discuss artificial intelligence.

“So I get a message, I think, from Schumer — it ain’t from Schumer,” the South Carolina Republican said. “And next thing you know, my phone’s, I don’t know what. Anything you can create apparently can be hacked.”

It’s unclear whether the message he was referencing was text or audio, or what kind of technology might have been used in the alleged hack.

All the same, the situation has apparently resulted in law enforcement involvement.

“My phone is in the hands of the FBI now,” Graham added.

Fool Me Twice

While it’s unclear who may have hacked the Senate minority leader’s phone, his representative confirmed to the Washington Times that the Senate’s sergeant at arms is investigating the incident as well. The FBI did not respond to the…


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