The wrong button

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 14:42 | Posted in Germany, internet | 2 Comments

According to, the police in Darmstadt accidentally published sensitive data about a number of citizens in the Internet. Documents on 41 police inquiries landed in the web with full information about the concerned citizens’ names, adresses, dates of birth, vehicle registration numbers and other details on their vehicle. The disclosure also included the misdemeanour each of the citizens was suspected for and information about possible earlier penalties.

The mishap was coincidentally discovered by a lawyer in Cologne whereby the documents were immediately removed from the web. The police have no idea how the data landed in Internet in the first place. That is a subject of another inquiry.

Apparently, somebody happened to push the famous “wrong button”.

via Farlion (to whom I wish a speedy recovery)



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  1. these German lawyer are more spy than lawyers, so who else could have discovered the German police mistake 🙂

  2. Maybe an average secondary school kid? 😉

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