German Greens party emails compromised by hackers – POLITICO


Email accounts belonging to the German Greens party were compromised in a cybersecurity incident, a party spokesperson told POLITICO.

Party co-leaders Omid Nouripour and Ricarda Lang were among the victims of a hack in which some messages were transferred to external servers, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Thursday, adding that the attack also affected the intranet computer system of the “Grüne Netz” party where he exchanges confidential information.

But party leaders were not the only victims. “More than these email addresses are concerned. These are emails with the domain ‘@gruene.de’,” a party spokesperson told POLITICO. The spokesman declined to say whether German government officials like Annalena Baerbock or Robert Habeck were also involved.

Email accounts were not fully infiltrated and hackers had no direct access, the spokesperson said, adding that only communication from compromised accounts was automatically forwarded.

The attacks were initially discovered by the party’s IT service provider. The Green Party notified authorities and filed a legal complaint on May 30.




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