Angela Merkel Among Hundreds of German Politicians Hacked, Personal Data Posted Online

Hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have had their accounts hacked and seen their personal information posted on Twitter, local media reports. The data—which reportedly includes cellphone numbers, addresses, internal party communications, bills, and credit-card details—was posted in daily batches before Christmas on a Twitter account that has been active since mid-2017. Politicians from all parties represented in the German parliament have reportedly been affected—except the far-right Alternative for Germany. It’s not known who was responsible for the breach or if all of the data is authentic. News agency DPA reported the information posed online included Merkel’s fax number and email address as well as several letters to and from the chancellor.