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German politicians targeted in mass data attack

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4 January, 2019 19:30 PM



German politicians targeted in mass data attack

Angela Merkel, Greens leader Robert Habeck and TV satirist Jan Böhmermann have all been targeted by the hack/ GETTY/REUTERS

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Hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have had personal details stolen and published online.

Contacts, private chats and financial details were put out on Twitter which belong to figures from every political party except the far-right AfD.

Data from celebrities and journalists were also leaked, reports BBC.

It is unclear who was behind the attack, which emerged on Twitter in the style of an advent calendar last month.


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