Tysk polis har gripit en tjugoårig man som misstänks för de omfattande attackerna och intrången riktade mot tyska politiker, journalister och mediahus.

Enligt tysk polis så har mannen erkänt och han säger sig ha agerat helt på egen hand, utan hjälp eller inblandning från andra. Attackerna riktade sig mot i princip alla politiska partiet utom högerpopulistiska Af ich anledningen ska vara att mannen är missnöjd med hur politiker och medier hanterar invandrarfrågan.

BERLIN — The German authorities have arrested a man suspected of stealing the personal data of hundreds of lawmakers, journalists and other personalities and of illegally publishing the information on the internet, the Federal Criminal Office said on Tuesday.

Officers searched the 20-year-old suspect’s home on Sunday, two days after the hacking attacks were made public, and confiscated his computers and papers. German news outlets reported that the suspect, who was not identified by the authorities, had confessed to the crime.

Prosecutors in Frankfurt, who are responsible for cybercrime, were expected to give more information at a news conference later Tuesday.

New York Times


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