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German Hacker Behind Massive Data Leak Identified

January 9, 2019

Episode Notes:

A 20-year old German student has now confessed to the recent massive private data leak concerning nearly 1,000 German politicians, journalists, and celebrities. Questions remain regarding the efficacy of German cybersecurity

Andrew J. Grotto, Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the event and its implications.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:56 ] Nature of the data
[ 1:24 ] Types of malign actors
[ 2:45 ] Threats motivated by mayhem
[ 6:10 ] What the event implies about German cybersecurity
[ 7:54 ] What steps can be taken to decrease occurrence or improve response