MERKEL, GERMAN LAWMAKERS BREACHED
German authorities are reportedly investigating the leak of personal data belonging to hundreds of German politicians including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The leak impacted individuals tied to left and centrist political parties, but not Germany’s populist right-wing party, the AfD, according to multiple German news outlets.
While the hack affected Merkel, a government spokesperson told multiple news outlets that no sensitive data tied to Merkel or the government was leaked.
The cybercriminals uploaded the personal details of these politicians — including names, home addresses, phone numbers, photo IDs, chat histories, personal photos, and others — and then pushed the leaked information out on Twitter. The social media giant later removed the posts.