Data leak in Bundeswehr: secret video meetings made public

Daria DurovaWorld
German military leaks information again
German military leaks information again. Source: Bundeswehr; Marco Dorow

Germany has once again suspected the Bundeswehr of having problems with the security of classified information. Data on secret video meetings of the military have been available on the Internet for months.

This was stated by Die Zeit, whose journalists conducted an investigation and (as of the evening of May 3) found thousands of links to Bundeswehr video conferences with internal information on the Internet. Anyone could find out the schedule of video calls, data on their duration, the topic of the meeting, and the name of the organizer. The recordings of the negotiations themselves were not made public.

However, the leak could have been serious, as some of the online meetings were classified as secret.

In total, investigators found compromised data on six thousand conferences. The actual number could be much higher.

The reason for this is a security gap in the Webex video conferencing program (owned by the American concern Cisco).

The Die Zeit staff also managed to add many Bundeswehr employees, including the head of the German Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gergartz, to their personal video conferencing accounts. These offices were not protected by passwords, the newspaper claims.

Only after a request from Die Zeit did the Bundeswehr decide to temporarily stop using Webex on May 3 and disconnect all its accounts.

As a reminder, the Bundeswehr has already been leaked online via the Webex platform. In early March, Russian propaganda published an audio recording of a conversation between German officers discussing the need to transfer German long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine.

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, on May 5, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz mentioned the full-scale war in Ukraine in his Easter greetings. He promised to support our country "as long as necessary".

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