Hackers attack German Parliament’s internal data system

May 15, 2015, 8:13 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say hackers have tried to break into the internal data system of the German Parliament.

Ernst Hebeker, a spokesman for Parliament, told the dpa news agency Friday that there was an attack on the internal data systems and that specialists were working on the issue. He refused to give any further details.

The weekly Der Spiegel’s website reported that information technology specialists were aware of the attempt several days ago and that members of parliament had been informed on Friday morning. It reported that it was not clear whether any sensitive information had been accessed.

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Hackers attack German Parliament’s internal data system