ImmobilienScout24 user data stolen

12 Dec 2011

by Christo Volschenk
Hackers found a way into the databank of, Germany’s biggest real estate portal, today and copied contact information of registered users, including addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, the portal warned in an online circular sent to users. Sensitive data, such as passwords and banking details, were not stolen, the portal said.

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.