In the aftermath of the German hacking attack, what can individuals do to protect themselves?

 

Photo by Kai Stachowiak

For the past week, Germans have been consumed with the news of a hacking attack on hundreds of politicians and celebrities. On Tuesday, a 20-year-old German student confessed to the data theft, reportedly acting alone.

We spoke to Michael Littger, Managing Director of Deutschland sicher im Netz, a Berlin-based non-profit aiming to improve IT security and raise consumer consciousness, to find out more about the attack and what we can do as a society to protect ourselves from doxxing and cyber attacks.

 

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