German Politicians Targeted in mass Cyber Attack

Several German politicians, including Angela Merkel’s personal details, are stolen and published.

Data from journalists and celebrities were also leaked and published online on twitter. It’s still unclear that who is behind the attack. The interior minister Horst Seehofer said that we are always looking for the culprit. As of now, there is no clear evidence that the parliamentary or government systems are hacked through mass Cyber Attack. The account from which data is leaked is suspected, and the authorities have contacted the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

What is the impact of the attack?

The impact of damage caused by the attack is not yet calculated, although it was a severe attack. “The people behind this want to damage confidence in our democracy and institutions,” Justice Minister Katarina Barley said.

Although it is not sure that it was a Cyber Attack or an internal leaker who might have access to the sensitive data.

How the data got hacked?

Interior Minister Seehofer said initial investigations revealed the data had been acquired through “wrongful use of log-in information for cloud services, email accounts or social networks”.

Data was published on a daily basis on Twitter. First, the affected are rappers, then TV presenters, and then the politicians.

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