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Germany: Man arrested in probe of politicians' hacked data

AP  |  Berlin 

German authorities say a man has been detained in a suspected case that resulted in hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information being posted online.

The said Tuesday that they searched the apartment of a 20-year-suspect from central Hesse state on Sunday and detained him.

It didn't give further details, but a conference was planned later in the day.

Authorities have said that almost 1,000 people were affected by the data breach.

In most cases, the information made public was limited to basic contact details, but in up to 60 cases more extensive personal data was published.

The information appeared to include data on members of all parties in parliament except those from the far-right Alternative for

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 14:05 IST
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