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Hacker attack on hundreds of German politicians

hackers have released a mass of data and documents of hundreds of German politicians in the Internet. According to the rbb private Chats and credit card info were available.

Who is the Hack responsible and to what purpose the data have been widely used, is still unclear. Are affected, with the exception of the AfD, all parties in the Bundestag: the CDU/CSU, SPD, Green, Left and the FDP.

Leaked were contact details, especially how hundreds of phone numbers and addresses of politicians from the Bundestag and the country's politics. But not only that: Also a number of very personal data as well as internal party documents were made available on the Internet. A System in the selection of published data and information. Instead, it seems that everything had been put on the Internet, which got the hackers in the Finger.

So, for example, application letter for party day, and party internal communication or address and lists of members. The documents are several years old.

Apparently, no politically explosive documents

In individual cases, however, were also in a large amount of personal information published. In several cases, for example, scanned identity cards, in isolated cases, but also letters, invoices or direct debits for the direct debit procedure, as well as invitations. Even Chats with family members or credit card information from the family circle are in the data sets.

Politically sensitive documents were not found in the course of a first term. The damage is likely to be massive, solely on the basis of the numerous published personal data.

The data were published in the Form of an advent calendar on Twitter.

the Links were Distributed to the Leaks via Twitter. Attention they attracted, however, only on Thursday evening. It is strange that the distribution was, however, already before Christmas, on a kind of advent calendar on a Twitter Account. This describes itself with terms such as Security, Researching, artists, Satire and irony. On the Account to be published since the summer of 2017, again and again, the personal data of more or less prominent persons. He reportedly has more than 16,000 Followers. The Account belongs to a Internet platform of the operator in Hamburg.

Unclear where data

were tapped Why until Thursday evening, none of the Leaks took notice, is puzzling. Puzzling is also where the data were actually extracted. What is striking is the enormous bandwidth of the stolen data and documents, which makes it unlikely that they were captured at a point at least.

Who is responsible for it and with what Motivation the data is published, it is still completely unclear. Late in the evening, the Problem reached the group of guides in the Bundestag, who are engaged since then in order to assess the damage.

hacker attack on politicians: the data published in the network,
Michael götsch mountain, ARD Berlin
04.01.2019 06:52 PM

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