The vast trove of data was released online and disseminated via Twitter over the span of four weeks – without anybody really noticing.
German authorities are investigating a major cybersecurity incident that saw the personal information of hundreds of German politicians, as well as a number of TV personalities and journalists, dumped online in serial fashion, according to Euronews and other media outlets.

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berlin-1545303_1920-623x432.jpgThe vast trove of data was released online and disseminated via Twitter over the span of four weeks – without anybody really noticing.

German authorities are investigating a major cybersecurity incident that saw the personal information of hundreds of German politicians, as well as a number of TV personalities and journalists, dumped online in serial fashion, according to Euronews and other media outlets.

The data, which goes back to before October 2018, was disseminated via a now-suspended Twitter account – seen, for example, in this screenshot – that linked to the dumps on anonymous-sharing sites almost daily between December 1 and 24, wrote Politico. On December 28, one more link was posted.

And yet, the data dump – or, in fact, a long series of data dumps – didn’t really come to light until Thursday night, before the news of it ‘exploded’ on the internet on Friday. It’s unclear…

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