January 4, 2019 / 7:58 AM / 19 days ago

Hackers post personal data of hundreds of German politicians - ARD TV

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hackers have posted personal data from hundreds of German politicians from major parties, including credit card details and mobile phone numbers, ARD TV said on Friday.

The data, published on a Twitter account, also included addresses, personal letters and copies of identity cards, the public broadcaster said, citing affiliate rbb.

All major German parties except for the far-right AfD are affected. The identity of the hackers and their motive were not known, the report said.

Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the report.

Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; editing by Thomas Seythal and editing by John Stonestreet

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