Der Spiegel is reporting that a cyber attack last summer on the German federal police was launched in response to a senior police officer planting a Trojan on his daughter's computer.

"A friend of the girl's 'from the hacker scene' discovered the covert software and decided to retaliate," writes SecurityNewsDaily's Matt Liebowitz.

"The hacker used the cop's work emails to hack into the 'Patras' server, a surveillance system employed by the German police to track citizens' cars and phones," Liebowitz writes. "The hack resulted in the government taking the surveillance server offline, according to the English-language German news site The Local."


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