IT Trainee Jonas Ueberschaer described how he contacted former SPD leader Martin Schultz via WhatsApp after discovering the politician’s phone number on Twitter as part of a mass data leak, while giving an interview in Hamburg on Tuesday.
The data breach — one of the largest ever in German history — saw sensitive data from hundreds of politicians and public figures published in December, but... Еще only came to light on Thursday.
When the 19-year-old stumbled across Schulz's information in a list on Twitter, he didn't believe that it was the real number but still sent an informal message saying «hey you, your number is out in the open.»
Even after receiving a reply from Schulz and a call from his office Ueberschaer remained sceptical but said that «when I saw the news the next morning I really realised it must have been the real number.»
He added that for him the real confirmation came later saying that when «Martin Schultz followed me on Twitter, that for me was the definitive proof that it's the real number.»
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