Two major German websites report data theft
AP/Reuters reports two data breaches out of Germany:
SchülerVZ, an online forum for German teenagers and high school students, has said it has identified the person it suspects of stealing the data, which include the name, age, school, gender, and photo of thousands of users.
A more serious breach involves the names, client numbers, addresses, and telephone numbers of tens of thousands of clients of the German financial service provider AWD which were reportedly hacked and released on the internet, according to German public broadcaster NDR.
In addition to those protected data, contract details including client insurance policies and investments were part of the stolen data.
AWD, however, said most of the stolen information was outdated. It said the most recent details were from the year 2001, with most of the data coming from the mid 90s.
Read more on Deutsche Welle.