the Unknown Hacker got personal data and documents of hundreds of German politicians, other Celebrities and journalists will be published on the Internet. Also, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is affected. First, the RBB info radio and the "image report"-the newspaper on Friday. Also, private Chats, and credit card information were available.
Who is the Hack responsible and with what intention the data were disseminated, is, therefore, still unclear. Were affected, according to the information of the RBB, with the exception of the AfD, all parties in the Bundestag: the CDU/CSU, SPD, Green, Left and the FDP.
According to information from the Federal government, no sensitive data of the Federal Chancellery are involved. Not even in terms of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said the Deputy government spokeswoman Martina Fietz on Friday in Berlin. The Chancellery had received on late Thursday evening, be aware of the attack. In addition to private individuals and politicians were involved from all levels. These include the German Bundestag, the EU-Parliament, state Parliament and municipal bodies.
The Federal government is taking the incident "very, very seriously," said the spokeswoman. The authorities worked on the investigation of the case. This will probably take some time. You are warned that the published data are with "great care". Even in authentic documents, fake data might be introduced.daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
The National Cyber defence centre took over the Central coordination of the case. A spokesman for the Federal office for information security (BSI), told AFP 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, such as a spokeswoman said.
especially contact information such as phone numbers and addresses of politicians from the Bundestag and the country's policy, such as the Potsdamer Latest news learned have been Published. From Brandenburg about records from almost the whole of the CDU, were published in-group as well as individual politicians of Left, the SPD and the Greens.
In the publications are also extremely personal data, such as private addresses, such as the Brandenburg government chief Dietmar Woidke. Of a majority of the politicians, including Brandenburg's CDU-in-chief Ingo Senftleben, were also published the private E-Mail addresses, and phone numbers.
one Particularly controversial aspect: Of the SPD-members of Parliament, Klara Geywitz, and the CDU's Deputy Rainer Genilke have also been published in numerous private Facebook messages. Including agreements with party colleagues.
The documents, according to the RBB for the part several years old. Politically sensitive documents were not found, therefore, in a first review.
Published as an advent calendar on Twitter
According to the report, the Links to the Leaks were already released before Christmas on a kind of advent calendar on a Twitter Account. Among other things, E-Mail are there to find addresses and a Fanxnummer of Merkel. The extent to which the data are all authentic, remained unclear. The owner of the account describe themselves with terms such as "Security Researching", of the artist, Satire and irony. The Twitter Account has now been locked.
On the Account to be published since the summer of 2017, again and again, the personal data of more or less prominent persons. The Account belonged to an Internet platform, the operator should be located in Hamburg. The Account now has more than 17,000 Followers.
Barley: authors want to damage confidence in democracy
Affected by the Hacker attack is also of the SPD Bundestag Deputy, Florian Post. According to him all data concerning him are not real. "There is at least a fake file. It's not mine, it was sent to me, and I haven't saved,“ said Post, the German press Agency on Friday. This will be shown in the lists as its file.
Other information were real, so, for example, account statements had been published of him. "We feel powerless, I'm pretty shocked," said Post. He wanted to be a lawyer about possible legal action advise.
Among the Victims of the hack attack the "image"newspaper, according to Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the moderators Jan böhmermann und Christian Ehring, Bands and artists like the German Rapper Marteria and the Band K. I. Z, as well as journalists of ARD and ZDF. The paper said the attackers came from, among other things, in the case of the Green-chief Robert Habeck, SPD General Secretary, Lars Klingbeil and Ex-SPD chief Sigmar Gabriel on many sensitive data.
First inquiries for the affected parties have revealed that the hackers gained may access through the E-Mail program Outlook, wrote the "image"-newspaper. The BSI announced on Twitter, the government network will not be affected, according to previous findings.
The FDP in the Bundestag initiated legal steps. According to the current knowledge of the Central systems of the FDP-group will not be affected, said a spokesman for the group on the Friday of the German press Agency in Berlin. The group examined the case in close coordination with the competent Authorities.More about
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According to the assessment of Minister of justice Katarina Barley (SPD), the publication of sensitive data in a "serious assault". "The authors want to damage confidence in our democracy and its institutions," said Barley on Friday. The perpetrators need to quickly and may have political motives of its security is determined. "Criminals and their backers may determine, no debates in our country," said Barley. (Tsp, AFP, dpa)