Of course Angela Merkel’s hacker was a 20-year-old student who lives with his parents


Just when cyber-espionage was doing so much to turn the image of lone hoodie-wearing hackers around!

German authorities have discovered the identity of the hacker that breached the accounts of hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other public figures, the New York Times reports

The culprit? A 20-year-old malcontent; a student, still in high school (which is not uncommon for 20 year olds in Germany), who lives with his parents.

The young man admitted to the breach, and said it was motivated by frustration with the government. His identification has put to rest fears that a foreign power was behind the attack. Read more…

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