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After a hacker attack: investigation and outrage

The Federal government evaluates the hacker attack on politicians, artists and journalists as a "serious attack". Security authorities consider further steps. The corresponding Twitter Account has been deactivated.

Following the massive hacker attack on politicians, journalists and celebrities, the security authorities deal with the case. The Federal government condemned the attack as a "serious attack". "The authors want to damage confidence in our democracy and its institutions," said Minister of justice Katarina Barley.

A spokesman for the Federal office for information security (BSI) said that his Agency check the process in cooperation with other Federal agencies "intense". The Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (BfV) reviews currently published Material.

The National Cyber defence centre took over the speakers, according to the Central coordination of the case. After the case had been there in the Morning for a crisis meeting. According to his own statement, the BSI has been working since the night with the investigation.

Merkel, the Bohemian man and K. I. Z., under the Affected

Among the victims of the cyber attack also the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the data set of E-Mail addresses and a Fax number of Merkel. According to the BSI, the government network is not affected, however.

information about Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the moderators Jan böhmermann und Christian Ehring, Bands and artists like the German Rapper Materia and the Band K. I. Z, as well as journalists of ARD and ZDF, were released.

publication in December

In an advent calendar were distributed to the hacked data in a December via Twitter. The Account was up to in the morning online and is now locked.

The unknown data thieves published in a variety of personal information: personal documents, letters, credit card information, photos, party internal documents such as internal communication and address, and lists of members.

From the hacker's attack, all of the parties represented in the Bundestag, with the exception of AfD is affected, so the CDU/CSU, SPD, Green, Left and the FDP.

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