For the Online attack on politicians and celebrities have been published personal data and documents of hundreds of persons of the public life in the network. All the levels ” – politicians from the Bundestag, the European Parliament and to the country days to the municipalities that were affected,” said the Deputy government spokeswoman Martina Fietz on Friday in Berlin.

+++ click here to read how the data theft was orchestrated and here’s what the Twitter Account is known, the spread of the data. +++

In the parliamentary groups of all parties concerned, the AfD is part of according to the current state of knowledge is not to take the incident very seriously. The Reactions To It.

celebrities and politicians among the Victims

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Thus, the parliamentary groups in the Bundestag, react to the data theft

Jan Korte, first Parliamentary Secretary of the parliamentary group The Left: “Who is the private information of individuals is published, the risk is tacitly accepted, and we have to resist together. Currently, my group is examining the extent to which our members published private information are authentic and whether you can result in personal damage. For this purpose, we are of the Bundestag administration and the security authorities are in close contact.”

Carsten Schneider, managing Director of the SPD group in the Bundestag : “Since yesterday evening, the leadership of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag informed about a massive data theft. (…) The IT infrastructure of the SPD group in the Bundestag itself is not affected. The SPD group in the Bundestag has launched the IT security measures to ensure the protection of the communication and the functioning of parliamentary work. The democratic competition is not illegally obtained personal data to compromise. This should apply to all political parties and other Stakeholders.”

news about celebrities and politicians

This is the Account known of the private data released

Britta Haßelmann, managing Director of the Greens group in the Bundestag : “We are experiencing a new, very serious attempt to destabilize our democracy. The exact extent and the backgrounds are still largely unclear. (…) It is already now clear: It is a massive infringement of basic democratic rights, personality rights and freedom of expression. (…) Many of us are the victim of extensive Leaks, in which not only personal data of us were captured, but also of family members, and many others. Of this attack, we will allow ourselves in our work not to be intimidated. We recommend that all Stakeholders – whether politicians, volunteers, journalists a criminal complaint and call on the authorities, the attack quickly and intensively to educate. We have to learn from the data hack on social networks and media. With the security agencies we already have in exchange. (…)”

Patrick Schnieder, managing Director of the CDU/CSU group in the Bundestag: “We are in contact with the Bundestag administration, which in turn works with the security authorities. We are pushing for a rapid clarification.”

A spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group, the AFP news Agency informed with , that according to the current state of knowledge of the Central systems of the group were not affected. “We will examine the case in close coordination with the competent Authorities and have already taken legal steps.”

fs / With Material of the DPA, and AFP

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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