Berlin — German prosecutors arrested a 20-year-old man from the state of Hesse in an investigation into the release of private data linked to Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of other politicians and public figures. The individual was apprehended by authorities after his home was raided on Sunday. The suspect, who evidently acted on his own, is a student who lives with his parents, Der Spiegel reported citing unidentified investigators. Further details will be provided by Frankfurt prosecutors later on Tuesday, the country’s Federal Crime Office said in a statement. The arrest comes just days after the biggest dump of hacked data in Germany became public. Before media outlets reported on the hack late last week, authorities failed to react to the leaked data, which had trickled out over weeks. The information — including e-mail addresses, cellphone numbers and chat transcripts — were leaked via a Twitter account called “G0d” that described itself using the words “security resea...

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