BERLIN | German IT security agency criticized over hacking response

5Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BERLIN —Jan 05, 2019— Germany‘s IT security agency is coming under fire for its response to a massive online leak of hundreds of politicians’ and celebrities’ private information.

Several German lawmakers on Saturday criticized the agency’s apparent failure to inform affected politicians when it first learned of the leaks.

The head of Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, Arne Schoenbohm, said the agency had been aware of individual cases of hacked data being posted online in December, but only appeared on a large scale Thursday evening.

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