20-Year Old Admits to German Data Breach

20-Year Old Admits to German Data Breach


A 20 year old German man recently admitted responsibility for the leak of German politicians’, journalists’, and celebrities’ personal information on Twitter.

Last Tuesday, the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA, or Federal Criminal Police Office) said that the man had acted alone and was motivated out of “anger over public statements made by the politicians, journalists and public figures concerned”.

The BKA revealed that the leaked personal data had been stored on hosting services, with links to which were published through Twitter. Some of the data was public, but some not, and the suspect used a VPN to cover his tracks while tweeting the links.

The suspect is also currently not in custody since he is not at flight risk, according to the BKA.Source: ZDNet

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