Germany: Student confesses to massive data breach

A 20-year old student confessed to hacking and publishing data from hundreds of German politicians and public figures, authorities said in a press conference in Wiesbaden on Tuesday. Chief Prosecutor of the Attorney General Frankfurt Georg Ungefuk told journalists that the accused, who is still living with his parents and attends school, was questioned on Monday and confessed to the charges. He... Еще was arrested but later released due to a lack of grounds for detention. “As for his motivation… the accused gave the reason that he uncovered and published the data because he was annoyed at the affected victims,» Ungefuk stated. Dr. Sabine Vogt, Head of the Department of Serious and Organised Crime in the Federal Criminal Police Office, outlined measures that the Federal Criminal Police Office [BKA] had taken since the incident to respond faster to cybercrime. “We set up '24/7' availability in the Federal Criminal Police Office for such incidents in the realm of cybercrime, established a hub, in order to be able to quickly address national and international incidents of such magnitude,” she said. An investigation into computers and data carriers seized from the accused is ongoing
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