Following the news that hundreds of German politicians have had their personal data – including credit cards details, contact details and private conversations – exposed online by hackers, please see the below comment from Jake Moore, cyber security expert at ESET UK.
Jake Moore, cyber security expert at ESET UK:
“Releasing personal data on politicians is far more targeted than we usually tend to see. However, officials in high powered positions must be all too aware of the associated risk and consequences of a breach. Luckily this stolen data is over a year old but assuming some credit cards are still active, I would suggest they take a few minutes to cancel the cards in question and add fraud protection before the hacking world takes advantage of this breach.”