UPDATE 2-German politicians' data hacked, govt cyber team in crisis meeting
The Rheinische Post newspaper said in its online edition that Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier were also victims of the leaks.
Public broadcaster ARD reported earlier that the data, from hundreds of politicians and published on a Twitter account, included addresses, personal letters and copies of identity cards, citing affiliate rbb.
All major German parties except for the far-right AfD were affected. The identity of the hackers and their motive were not known, the report said.
Bild newspaper said the secure internal network of Germany's government was not hit by the hackers, citing sources inside the BSI.
ARD said that, after a first review of the data, journalists had not detected any incriminating content. (Reporting by Tassilo Hummel and Hans-Edzard Busemann; writing by Paul Carrel, editing by John Stonestreet)
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