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German politicians targeted in 'mass hack attack'

German politicians targeted in 'mass hack attack'

Technology
Hundreds of German politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel have had personal details hacked and published online, reports say.Contacts, private chats and credit card details were put out on Twitter which belong to figures from every political party except the far-right AfD.Data from celebrities and journalists also appear to have been leaked.It is unclear who was behind the hack, which emerged on Twitter last month in the style of an advent calendar.How extensive was the attack?The true extent of damage caused by the leak is not yet known although Justice Minister Katarina Barley said it was a "serious attack". "The people behind this want to damage confidence in our democracy and institutions," she said. Germany's federal...