Saturday, June 15, 2024

Hundreds of German politicians Private & Sensitive Data Leaked Online

A Massive data leak online exposed hundreds of German politicians personal and sensitive data including the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Unknown hacker released these sensitive data via twitter under the Twitter account name of “G0d” (@_0rbit) which is now suspended.

The hack was targeted the currently represented in the federal parliament, except for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Stolen data that was published on the internet that contain mobile phone numbers, contact info, and credit card details from members of Germany’s major parties.

Leaked data also contains the financial details, ID cards, and private chats, bank information and the whole information may have been stolen from cloud services, email accounts or social networks, DW report says.

“Two Twitter accounts @_0rbit and @_0rbiter were used to distribute the material. – It took Twitter way too long to take them down. also Google was faster in taking down the blog that was used. “

@_0rbit was created in February 2015 and had over 18k followers. – Most of the followers were probably bots. They followed the account in batches in April 2017.

More than 92% of @_0rbit‘s followers have less than 50 followers, show no signs of “human” activity = most likely bots.

The Federal Criminal Police Office, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and numerous other authorities are involved in the case, including state authorities. Coordination is with the National Cyber ​​Defense Center.

“Germany’s federal office for information security, the BSI, said in a tweet on Friday, that it was investigating the hack with the National Cyber Defense Center. It hasn’t found any evidence that the government’s network was compromised by a cyberattack. “

Another tweets from Twitter official states that the released data contains,

  • Over 40 dumps. 25 in December 2018.
  • Most of them are small. (Still a crime to release it.)
  • They contain private addresses, phone numbers, skype and mail addresses as well as semi-public information (eg. names of relatives).

Here you can see the data leaked Twitter account Web archive where the handle posting various data and its links.

You can follow us on LinkedinTwitterFacebook for daily Cybersecurity updates also you can take the Best Cybersecurity courses online to keep your self-updated.

Also Read:

2.4 Million Blur Password Manager Users Data Exposed Online

The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2018

5 Methods to Secure Your Company’s Data from Cybercriminals


Latest articles

Sleepy Pickle Exploit Let Attackers Exploit ML Models And Attack End-Users

Hackers are targeting, attacking, and exploiting ML models. They want to hack into these...

SolarWinds Serv-U Vulnerability Let Attackers Access sensitive files

SolarWinds released a security advisory for addressing a Directory Traversal vulnerability which allows a...

Smishing Triad Hackers Attacking Online Banking, E-Commerce AND Payment Systems Customers

Hackers often attack online banking platforms, e-commerce portals, and payment systems for illicit purposes.Resecurity...

Threat Actor Claiming Leak Of 5 Million Ecuador’s Citizen Database

A threat actor has claimed responsibility for leaking the personal data of 5 million...

Ascension Hack Caused By an Employee Who Downloaded a Malicious File

Ascension, a leading healthcare provider, has made significant strides in its investigation and recovery...

AWS Announced Malware Detection Tool For S3 Buckets

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection...

Hackers Exploiting MS Office Editor Vulnerability to Deploy Keylogger

Researchers have identified a sophisticated cyberattack orchestrated by the notorious Kimsuky threat group.The...
BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

Free Webinar

API Vulnerability Scanning

71% of the internet traffic comes from APIs so APIs have become soft targets for hackers.Securing APIs is a simple workflow provided you find API specific vulnerabilities and protect them.In the upcoming webinar, join Vivek Gopalan, VP of Products at Indusface as he takes you through the fundamentals of API vulnerability scanning..
Key takeaways include:

  • Scan API endpoints for OWASP API Top 10 vulnerabilities
  • Perform API penetration testing for business logic vulnerabilities
  • Prioritize the most critical vulnerabilities with AcuRisQ
  • Workflow automation for this entire process

Related Articles