But nobody told us here at Germany’s Cyber Defense Command that we would also have to be on our toes for a twenty-year-old student living with his parents in Hesse.
Now it’s a whole new ballgame. We’ll need a lot more personnel. And way lots more funding (tax payer money). Government in action over here is pretty much like government in action back home, folks. You hardly notice when it’s here. You hardly notice when it’s gone.
German authorities on Tuesday said a 20-year-old hacker had confessed to stealing and leaking private data from hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, because he was “annoyed” by some of their public statements.
The young German, who is still studying and lives with his parents, was detained after police searched the family home in the western state of Hesse on Sunday.
“The accused said he published the data because he had been annoyed by certain statements made by those affected.”