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Interior minister spends five weeks on Interpol wanted list

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Interior minister spends five weeks on Interpol wanted list
Oh look! The alleged criminal caught himself. Photo: DPA
15:48 CEST+02:00
Germany's most wanted interior minister? This dubious title went to a state politician when a hacker exposed a security hole in Interpol's website and made a couple of additions.
Having already exposed holes in the FBI's and NSA's digital security, Saxony-based digital security expert Matthias Ungethüm took on his next target: Interpol. 
 
"The solution came to me in the bathtub," the 27 year old told the Dresden-based Morgen Post24
 
The Interpol screen shot featuring Saxony's interior minister Markus Ulbig.
Once he found the security gap, Ungethüm used Cross Site Scripting to add "wanted" pages for Markus Ulbig, the Christian Democratic interior minister of Saxony. Video game icon Pac-Man also received a profile among the listed murderers, terrorists, and career criminals.
 
Ungethüm said that he told the global crime agency on May 30 about the hack, but no action was taken until MoPo24 published its article on Wednesday. 
 
The pages have since been removed and the security gap was closed. 
 
Ungethüm is a self-taught computer security expert. In 2014, he hacked into the NSA servers. A year later, he found and exposed a security gap in the FBI's digital security. 
 
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