>> From credit card details to mobile phone numbers, the personal data of hundreds of German politicians has been leaked online.>>
> And it's a hacking attack that's reportedly also affected Chancellor Angela Merkel. Though a government spokesperson said that it seems no sensitive information from her office had been released.
The data was published on a Twitter account, it included addresses, personal letters, and copies of identity cards. Every major German political party was targeted except one, the far-right Alternative for Deutschland. But sources inside the state security agency, cited by media, said the secure internal network of Germany's government was not hit.
Germany's national cyber defense body met on Friday morning, to coordinate the response of federal government agencies. Including the domestic and foreign intelligence services. The identity of the hackers and their motive is still unknown.