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Hacking Suspect, 20, Confesses To Posting Private Data Of Hundreds Of German Leaders

The suspect told police he acted alone in publishing information stolen from accounts related to Chancellor Angela Merkel and other politicians. As for a motive, he said he was annoyed.

A 20-year-old German citizen has "comprehensively" confessed to a hacking attack that released personal and financial data of hundreds of high-profile politicians, journalists other and public figures, according to Germany's federal criminal police, or BKA.

Police arrested the man and searched his home on Sunday, and he cooperated with investigators when he was interrogated on Monday, . The suspect told police he had acted

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