Security News

Dutch insurers demand nudes from breast cancer patients despite ban
2024-02-12 19:15

Dutch health insurers are reportedly forcing breast cancer patients to submit photos of their breasts prior to reconstructive surgery despite a government ban on precisely that. Some insurers don't use secure websites and/or other means of electronic communications to transfer these very sensitive photos, according to the Netherlands public broadcaster NOS. Patients reported that their insurance companies have lost their photos, and denied their requests for reconstructive surgeries following a breast-cancer diagnosis.

Chinese hackers breached Dutch Ministry of Defense
2024-02-07 14:31

Chinese state-sponsored hackers have breached the Dutch Ministry of Defense last year and deployed a new remote access trojan malware to serve as a backdoor. "The effects of the intrusion were limited because the victim network was segmented from the wider MOD networks," the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service and the General Intelligence and Security Service noted.

Chinese Hackers Exploited FortiGate Flaw to Breach Dutch Military Network
2024-02-07 06:29

Chinese state-backed hackers broke into a computer network that's used by the Dutch armed forces by targeting Fortinet FortiGate devices. "This [computer network] was used for unclassified...

Chinese hackers infect Dutch military network with malware
2024-02-06 18:49

A Chinese cyber-espionage group breached the Dutch Ministry of Defence last year and deployed malware on compromised devices, according to the Military Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands. During the follow-up investigation, a previously unknown malware strain named Coathanger, a remote access trojan designed to infect Fortigate network security appliances, was also discovered on the breached network.

Chinese Coathanger malware hung out to dry by Dutch defense department
2024-02-06 17:15

Dutch authorities are lifting the curtain on an attempted cyberattack last year at its Ministry of Defense, blaming Chinese state-sponsored attackers for the espionage-focused intrusion. Specialists from the Netherlands' Military Intelligence and Security Service and the General Intelligence and Security Service were called in to investigate an intrusion at an MOD network last year, uncovering a previously unseen malware they're calling Coathanger.

Turkish hackers Sea Turtle expand attacks to Dutch ISPs, telcos
2024-01-08 20:38

The Turkish state-backed cyber espionage group tracked as Sea Turtle has been carrying out multiple spying campaigns in the Netherlands, focusing on telcos, media, internet service providers, and Kurdish websites. Previously, Sea Turtle, also known as Teal Kurma and Cosmic Wolf, focused on the Middle Eastern region, as well as Sweden and the United States, using techniques like DNS hijacking and traffic redirection to perform man-in-the-middle attacks against government and non-government organizations, media, ISPs, and IT service providers.

Sea Turtle Cyber Espionage Campaign Targets Dutch IT and Telecom Companies
2024-01-06 08:19

Telecommunication, media, internet service providers (ISPs), information technology (IT)-service providers, and Kurdish websites in the Netherlands have been targeted as part of a new cyber...

Dutch hacker jailed for extortion, selling stolen data on RaidForums
2023-11-03 20:09

A former Dutch cybersecurity professional was sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of hacking and blackmailing more than a dozen companies in the Netherlands and worldwide. The suspect, a 21-year-old man from Zandvoort named Pepijn Van der Stap, has been convicted on multiple charges, including hacking into victims' computers, extortion, and laundering at least 2.5 million euros in cryptocurrency.

Dutch Police mails RaidForums members to warn they’re being watched
2023-04-13 16:42

Dutch Police is sending emails to former RaidForums members, asking them to delete stolen data and stop illegal cyber activities and warning that they are not anonymous. Yesterday, the Dutch National Police announced that they sent thousands of emails, hundreds of letters, and conducted stop calls on RaidForums members to warn them that their actions are illegal and that they are being monitored by law enforcement.

All Dutch govt networks to use RPKI to prevent BGP hijacking
2023-04-09 15:21

Standardization Forum in the Netherlands, a research and advising organization that serves the public sector on the use open standards, announced that all communication devices managed by the Dutch government must use the RPKI standard by 2024. RPKI certificates are stored centrally and kept public, allowing network providers from anywhere in the world to validate internet traffic routes.