German hacker confesses to stealing data on Merkel, other politicians

CNET | 1/8/2019 | Sean Keane
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The hack affected politicians who meet inside Germany's Reichstag, which is topped by this dome.

A 20-year-old German confessed to hacking hundreds of politicians' personal data, authorities said Tuesday.

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He was arrested Sunday after police searched his home but was released after confessing to last month's cyberattack because they don't consider him a flight risk.

In addition to hacking politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he is suspected of stealing data about journalists and other public figures.

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"During the interrogation, the defendant stated that he had acted alone in the data spying and unauthorized data releases," the Federal Criminal Police Office said. "The investigations have so far revealed no evidence of third-party participation."

The man was motivated by "annoyance"...
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