German Hacker Caught: “Acted Alone” Say German Investigators

We called it: “The culprit is going to get caught soon“. There looked to be too many breadcrumbs in Germany’s recent devastating data dump, which included personal chat logs and details on nearly 1,000 politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Now Germany’s BKA (the country’s federal police agency) say a 20-year-old German hacker has confessed to the hack, saying they have arrested the student who reportedly lives with his parents in the Central Hesse county. He appears to have acted alone.

“The defendant stated that he acted out of annoyance over public statements made by the politicians, journalists and public figures concerned” the BKA said

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