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Austrian hackers publish police data

A group of Austrian hackers release police data in protest against privacy bill

A group of hackers in Austria have published personal data of nearly 25,000 police officials.

The group known as AnonAustria has claimed that it was protesting against a bill that would oblige telephone and internet companies to store six months worth of information in order to present it to the authorities if need be.

According to the BBC, the published information, which contained dates of birth and addresses, is said to have been leaked to the group rather than hacked.

In a statement, the Austrian police said they were concerned, that information could endanger the named officers.