A suspect in involvement in a large-scale theft of data of Merkel and other German politicians are arrested

After a large-scale theft of personal data of German politicians and VIPs, the police detained on suspicion of involvement in this crime 20-year-old man from the Federal state of Hesse, said on Tuesday, January 8 the Federal criminal office.

The detainee has already given a confession in full, said the Agency DPA, citing sources in law enforcement agencies. The suspect was detained on January 6. The next day, it was reported that law enforcement agencies searched the apartment of 20-year-old programmer in Heilbronn and seized technical equipment.

During the interrogation, the programmer showed that he has been in contact with a hacker for a long time, who is responsible for the theft and publication on the Internet of private data of German politicians and other well-known persons, including their mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Remind, personal data and documents of hundreds of German politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, were put on public display on the Internet as a result of a cyber attack. The German public law media company RBB reported on Friday, January 4. The Network includes credit card data, phone numbers, addresses, personal and intra — party documents such as passports, accounts, letters, invitations, requests to attend party meetings and even the contents of the chats of party members represented in the Bundestag-with the exception of the “Alternative for Germany”.