A few days ago, German media announced that it experienced its largest and most dangerous hack on German officials; including politicians, journalists and other public figures. Including German Chancellor Merkel. The government and the press immediately suspected several known cyber terrorist groups and went on the hunt. It turns out that the hacker was a local resident who was upset about recent political statements. It’s alarming that the data breach included sensitive information including phone numbers, private chats, credit card information and even home addresses and identity card numbers. It’s even more alarming that the hack was perpetrated by a 20 year old student with relatively little computer experience at all.
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NCC calls for Board-level executive sessions with Chief Information Security Officer Lead Author: Rick Crandall, Chairman, NCC Cyber Committee Summary: Industry experts predict that…