BERLIN | German arrested in politician data hack says he acted alone

8Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BERLIN  — Jan 08, 2019— A German student has admitted to obtaining and publishing online hundreds of politicians’ and celebrities’ data and told investigators that he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday.

The 20-year-old, who wasn’t identified in line with privacy regulations, lives with his parents and is still at school, said Georg Ungefuk, a spokesman for the Frankfurt prosecutors’ office that specializes in internet crime.

Investigators searched his apartment in central Hesse state on Sunday evening before detaining and questioning him.

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