Hackers dump data of hundreds of German politicians on Twitter

A group of hackers has published the personal details of hundreds of German politicians, but also German artists and local YouTube celebrities.

The data was uploaded online and later promoted via Twitter, starting a few days before the Christmas holiday. The source of the data appears to be the victims’ smartphones. Details about how the data was stolen and exfiltrated from infected phones remain unclear, at the time of writing. According to German news outlets [123], the leaked data contains names, home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, photo IDs, personal photos, and personal chat histories.

Read more about the disturbing data leak on ZDNet.