tv DW News - News Deutsche Welle January 5, 2019 2:00pm-2:16pm CET
this is g.w. newsline from berlin a massive cyber security breach rocks the german capital as data from hundreds of politicians and public figures is released online private phone numbers documents and credit card details were published on twitter last month victims want to know why it took until yesterday for them to be informed. also coming up a birthday party goes tragically wrong for five teams during an escape from challenge in poland they were trapped when fire broke out.
i'm sumi so muskaan it's good to have you with us victims of a massive data leak in germany are asking why it took so long for them to be informed personal information from hundreds of german politicians and celebrities was published online in december but only became public on friday the data was posted on a twitter account over four weeks in the style of an advent calendar no lake impacted politicians at all levels including chancellor angela merkel of the foreign minister heikal mohsen also the president of the bundestag both i'm sure in fact there were very few politicians who were not target at a most were from merkel's conservatives also the s.p.d. and the left party the notable exception of the far right a.f.p. the party confirmed yesterday that none of their lawmakers were affected german authorities say the government's i t network was not caught. and they're looking at where the information came from
now the intent remains in clear some politicians are demanding action. and what i heard shocked me this is a grave attack on democracy in our country. there are massive problems in our digital security architecture we put tensions haven't looked off as enough in recent years can we commit to the government has growth and neglect that if. we have to take action this is a turning point and it's. all right this is a turning point a need for action very clear message there from german lawmakers we have our political correspondent maximiliano with us here in studio she's following the latest developments on the story for us max what are authorities saying about this hack and this leak what are they saying about what's been published and what they found out so far who's behind this all the german federal information security agency has said yesterday they've been meeting with intelligence services and
they've also we know been working together with for example the american intelligence services to investigate that data leak it was quite significant is that this leak already happened with december as you said yourself it was a part of a sort of german christmas admin calendar but only yesterday the agency came forward and said we're looking into this we advocate investigating it and the problem is that was a publicly circulated link and security experts say that was part problematic because people who were accessing the link came to know what information can i get about petitions and public figures could potentially have gotten mail web by opening these links and going through these files when we know who's behind it we don't know much about who's behind it yet we know that the twitter channel over which these links were circulated to has been suspended already there is spend some concern that this threat to china was linked to the rights that have been some discussions but also that china which was found in two thousand fish. tain was in
active for a while so it could also have been hacked itself what about the fact that the authorities essentially kept victims in the dark for weeks so why is that well one thing is always that investigators in some cases of criminal activity keep the public in the dark to be sure like to get ahead of the investigation but what is quite different about this attack is that this wasn't a data breach for example of a system like it happened in two thousand and fifteen with a german bunds talk attack where the german infrastructure system was hacked and then the data leak happened this was more like a data so it's of publication so a lot of data has been accumulated over several years even this is a lot of the data is even coming from older hacks and then put into profiles of these public figures what about the far right and we mentioned that none of their lawmakers were targeted what is the party saying about that when respect to the spokes person of the parliamentary group yesterday and they say they claim that the
reason why the party hasn't been affected is because it hasn't been in parliament before two thousand and seventeen as i said a lot of the data that has been published part of this data league has been from previous hacks from example dating back to two thousand and twelve so the party was in the parliamentary member in the drama national parliament by then and of course there is the conclusion for from some that this is something happening because of a far right motivation one should be always careful about that because one thing security experts say is that attribution in cases of data hacks of data leaks is always something that can easily manipulated and something that therefore shouldn't be jump to conclusion that quickly read a lot of questions still to be answered there are a political correspondent maximillian acosta thank you so much. let's catch up now on some other stories making news around the world airports and ferry services have reopened in southern thailand after a powerful storm caused power outages and flash flooding tropical storm public
barreled across the gulf of thailand on friday forcing tens of thousands into emergency shelters and leaving tourists stranded meteorologist said the storm was unusual striking well outside the typical monsoon season. in iraq at least nine people have been killed and dozens injured after a fire at a women's shelter in the capital baghdad police say the blaze started after a fight between residents the shelter houses homeless women and unmarried mothers. the orthodox church of ukraine has been formally granted independence fed a ceremony in istanbul cementing and historic split from the russian church the move was announced in october sparking an angry reaction and moscow for centuries the ukrainian church has been under the control of religious leaders in the russian capital. and a fish has sold for a record three point one million dollars in the first auction of the new year at tokyo's fish market the nearly three hundred kilogram bluefin tuna is caught after pan's northern coast bluefins are considered a vulnerable species due to decades of over fishing. five teenage girls
have died after a fire broke out in an escape room game in northern poland typically the games involve locking participants inside a room where they find clues and solve riddles to get out escape rooms have grown in popularity but now people are questioning whether they're safe it was supposed to be a unique birthday party experience for a group of fifteen year old girls but it's unlikely any of the teens locked into the escape room ever thought they might not make it out alive. intermissions we join the families of the victims in their grief the fire broke out at five in the afternoon in one of the escape rooms enclosure lynn used to be more they've all five of the teens in the room died in the fire. an employee of the game center where the room was located suffered severe burns polish media reports show people had already voiced concerns on the game center's website complaining of a strong gas smell inside while others said the set up was little more than
a decorated garage the local fire department has called for immediate changes. decision has been issued starting tomorrow all escape rooms game centers and clubs will undergo fire safety inspections. of which special attention will be paid to evacuation plans and escape routes in these types of locations. there should be a moderator able to unlock the rooms and let people out we will check this and it will be strictly controlled but of the. escape rooms have become wildly popular in countries around the world but it's possible the creation of such hard to leave places has moved faster than the regulation of their safety. dutch authorities say the swiss shipping company m s c will have to pay for the cost of
cleaning up debris and collecting shipping containers that fell off one of its vessels in the north sea the ship lost more than two hundred seventy containers during a storm earlier this week now damaged containers and their contents are washing up on dutch and german beaches. the t.v.'s are easy it's the styrofoam packaging that's harder to clean up just some of the washed up cargo that tumbled off the container ship not all containers sink some bob just beneath the surface creating a nasty hazard for unsuspecting trollers. then all the reading on deck gets broken in the worst case it can happen at the boat capsizes we've all had. the largest ships can carry almost twenty thousand containers a lot of work for the dockers whose job it is to fasten the cargo as well as the twist locks on each box the containers are doubly secured. you can see in the
operator here that the containers are fixed with rods to the so-called gallery this is pure manual work and depending on how large the ships are it spiked across several days. but that's not always enough huge vessels can roll dramatically in rough seas exacting tremendous centrifugal forces on stacked containers it's what may have cost. almost two hundred eighty. some containers go overboard cannot be prevented it happens again and again but the market should have less time with such a new ship is unusual. in twenty eleven the rena had to reef new zealand broken two and sank three months later taking with it hundreds of containers their only rough estimates of how many steel boxes go overboard each year between fifteen hundred and ten thousand c. ex-pats out of a total of some one hundred thirty million shipments a year but every single dangerous goods container that gets lost is
a hazard. environment minister once tracking systems introduced. this is by the good at least for those dangerous goods we would be read much happier if we knew where they where at a very early stage. the dangerous cargo that we lost has not yet been located chemical however have washed up on some dutch beaches but in northern germany worried locals have so far only t.v.'s. now soccer is two thousand and one thousand nine hundred way today in the united arab emirates the hosts will kick things off against bahrain and regional powerhouses like japan south korea and australia are the favorites but the host nation is optimistic heading into the first match of the term at the u.a.e. have never won musician cup but they've come close in one thousand nine hundred six they were runners up and they were hosts back then too they're hoping to top that performance and build on their showing in the last tournament in two thousand and
fifteen when they finished third for a kid that. will have the support of the fans and people in the stadium. and we hope that we can show them a good game and will be better than what we did in the last competition we hosted in the united arab emirates in one thousand nine hundred ninety six. for both. save the u.a.e. are held by highly experienced italian coach alberto zucker oni who already has an asian cup to his name soccer only guided japan to the title in two thousand and eleven but bahrain will be hoping to start off on the right foot against the hosts they'll also have opponents thailand and india to contend with i feel the. moment and of course. this is bahrain's fifth straight appearance a musician cup but they've only ever advanced once from the group stooge. the dakar
rally is one of the world's most arduous racing event it gets underway on sunday with competitors from across the globe battling it out in the unforgiving peruvian desert conditions are tough for every competitor in a grueling ten stage event but this year one homegrown bracer faces a bigger test than most. are on is about to make history the twenty five year old is set to become the first person with down syndrome to compete in one of motor racing is most demanding events to tackle rarely if a five thousand kilometer ten day marathon race through the peruvian desert doesn't sound tough enough already look at his condition means he'll be at a significant cognitive disadvantage to his fellow competitors but he doesn't let that hold him back. if you want to do something special work hard and reach that goal. he won't be driving the car himself that responsibility rests with his father lucas
will be his copilot was it so much a hands on aspect of the drive lucas will have to keep his wits about him. he's the eyes of the car you can see if there's another competitor out there we're going to be there to do is not like you are on a track someone can come straight at you and you want to see them. in preparation for the grueling ordeal the father son duo competed in september's this suffered in courageous a warm up event also hosted on the sand dunes of peru. seven well in this time is the city finish nobody would be shocked if they did a whole lot better than that of the rule lucas has a habit of surprising people. now the international i specify all wrapped up in harbin china on friday sculptors from twelve countries have to face temperatures below minus ten degrees celsius to complete their frozen masterpieces will be back at the top of the hour but we'll leave you with a look at some of their dazzling work.