20-Year-Elderly Man Captured For Completing Germany’s Biggest Data Leak
The suspect, who accepted to have acted alone, has conceded to completing the mass hacking of German legislators out of displeasure at their political statements, BKA Federal Criminal Police revealed.
Regardless of not being a PC master, the man figured out how to access and release individual information from around 1,000 individuals, including Chancellor Merkel, writers, and legislators from gatherings as of now spoke to in the government parliament, including the CDU, CSU, SPD, FDP, Left (Beyond words) and Greens.
Known on Twitter by the name “G0d,” the suspect published private data about German politicians, journalists, and celebrities on Twitter, under the username @_0rbit.
Telephone numbers, private chats, and letters, some credit card data, addresses and copies of identity cards of victims were all exposed in what believed to be one of the country’s biggest data breaches in the history.
Unlike as initially feared, early evidence suggests no involvement of foreign intelligence or activists for far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), who was not targeted by the attacker, in the incident.
Besides German politicians, the intrusive hack attacks also affected well-known actor Til Schweiger, two renowned German comedians, Jan Boehmermann and Christian Ehring, as well as dozens of journalists from ZDF and ARD–public-funded German media outlets.