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NOWHERE TO HIDE: German Politicians' Personal Info HACKED

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This week, one of the world’s most notorious hacker groups announced a nasty little surprise for some of the world’s biggest insurance companies.

The organization, called The Dark Overlord, had recently acquired 18,000 confidential documents pertaining to the insurance payouts in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the northeast.  These documents contain both personal and classified information, as many confidential documents from the government were necessary in the adjudication of these insurance claims.

While these companies are assumed to destroy the files when they are finished using them, this does not always occur…hence the juicy tidbits that The Dark Overlord has been able to gain access to.

Now, another massive hack attack has breached the German government, proving that no one is safe from cyber crime in this day and age.

Hackers have released private data linked to Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of other German politicians in the biggest data dump of its kind in the country.

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The information includes email addresses, mobile phone numbers and personal chat transcripts, according to a review by Bloomberg News on Friday. The data were leaked over the past weeks via a Twitter account called “G0d” that identifies itself as based in Hamburg and describes itself using the words “security researching,” “artist” and “satire & irony.”

It looks like the hackers got the passwords to Facebook accounts and Twitter profiles and worked their way up from there, said Simon Hegelich, a political scientist at Munich’s Technical University who has studied the manipulation of social networks.

There is no word yet as to who may have been involved, or if these hackers will strike again.


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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.