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Hacker who leaked personal data of politicians detained in Germany

Preliminary reports say he has no ties with foreign special services
16:38, 8 January 2019

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The German police detained a 20-year-old student suspected in the publishing of the personal data of the politicians in the public domain on the internet, as Spiegel reported.

According to the information, the hacker, who lives in Hesse state acted alone; preliminary reports say he has no ties with foreign special services.

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It was established during the check of his apartment that the student succeeded to destroy his PC.

As we reported hundreds of politicians in Germany suffered from the cyber attack. Their personal data appeared in the public domain on the internet.

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Members of almost all political forces of Germany such as “Christian Democratic Union of Germany”, “Christian Social Union”, “Social Democratic Party”, “Alliance 90/The Greens”, “The Left” and “Free Democratic Party” are among the victims whose personal data was published. Only politicians of “Alternative for Germany” party were not affected.

The National Cyberdefense Center took responsibility for the central coordination. According to it, there are no reasons for concern in the governmental networks.

 

 

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