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The consequences of the data Theft : A safety strap for the Internet

a Few days after the announcement of a wide hacker attack on data of around 1,000 politicians and Celebrities is becoming increasingly clear: It is, in all probability, was neither a professional nor a targeted attack on the IT systems of the government and the Parliament. Of a Hack to "script kiddie"level, Jimmy Schulz (FDP), speaks on Sunday. The Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Digital means so that a data Theft was apparently carried out by one or several persons have crept in with the existing Software in the private information systems of individuals, their contacts to absorb and draw more information. Which is why from the point of view of Schulz's "the human factor", a larger debt to the mass publication of the data as the "factor of Hacker competence". The perpetrators apparently had easy game, because some of the well over a thousand people have had related to the protection of your Online Accounts to little attention.

The immediate announcement of the Minister of justice Katarina Barley (SPD), she would now consider whether there should be stricter safety requirements for Software manufacturers and operators of Internet platforms, the FDP-politician Jimmy Schulz, also a "helpless cry of" to the Minister. Above all, it had to be now, once awareness and attention in the question of how each Individual can protect its data so that hackers as difficult as possible is made to seize her.

politicians are calling from Horst Seehofer clarity about what the BSI when knew

And yet, Digital-politician Schulz wants to increase the safety standards by law. In the autumn of the FDP, had prepared a draft scheme, the providers of communications services, including providers, imposed, in, the default settings of encryption to offer. So each Mail can be secured. As a "safety belt" in the automotive Schulz wants to know its foray understood: The technology would be prescribed by the legislature is mandatory. If all users use them, then again on another sheet.

in addition to the concrete clarification of the data, Klaus called on the weekend many politicians from the Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) clarity about why the Federal office for information security (BSI) had obviously already the beginning of December, the first indications on the publication of data by politicians, but only in the night to the last Friday parties and government on the extent of the data Klaus informed and the data publication was halted on Friday.

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Minister of the interior, to the data theft Seehofer: "The Public will know"

It had to be quickly and accurately informed, "the authority who knew what when and how it was responded to," said SPD General Secretary, Lars Klingbeil, the Newspapers of the Funke media group. "For Horst Seehofer should have the priority. It comes to the protection of our democracy.“ The Bundestag wants to deal with in special meetings of the inner Committee and the digital Committee on Thursday and next Monday with the process.

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