Angela Merkel, other German politicians targeted

Angela Merkel

Berlin: Hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, have had their personal details hacked and published online, authorities said on Friday. Hackers managed to get hold of telephone numbers, private addresses, party memos, personal banking information and family information belonging to politicians affecting every political party in the country apart from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), the BBC reported. Data from celebrities and journalists were also leaked. (IANS)


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