The BlackByte ransomware group is striking users all over the globe

The BlackByte ransomware group uses its software for its own goals and as a ransomware-as-a-service offering to other criminals. The ransomware group and its affiliates have infected victims all over the world, from North America to Colombia, the Netherlands, China, Read More …

Ukraine: EU deploys cyber rapid-response team

A cyber rapid-response team (CRRT) is being deployed across Europe, after a call for help from Ukraine. The newly formed team of eight to 12 experts, from Lithuania, Croatia, Poland, Estonia, Romania, and the Netherlands, has committed to help defend Read More …

Europol coordinates action against bomb manuals available online

On 1 February, a large-scale Referral Action Day targeting terrorist content online took place at Europol’s headquarters. The European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) at Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) coordinated the referral activity, which saw the involvement Read More …

Dutch newspaper accuses US spy agencies of orchestrating 2016 Booking.com breach

Jointly US-Dutch owned Booking.com was illegally accessed by an American attacker in 2016 – and the company failed to tell anyone when it became aware of what happened, according to explosive revelations. The alleged miscreant, named as “Andrew”, is said Read More …

800 Criminals Arrested In Biggest Ever Law Enforcement Operation Against Encrypted Communication

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 16 other countries have carried out with the support of Europol one Read More …

New Android malware targeting banks in Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands

A new Android trojan has been identified by security researchers, who said on Monday that once it is successfully installed in the victim’s device, those behind it can obtain a live stream of the device screen and also interact with Read More …

Dutch Research Council (NWO) confirms ransomware attack, data leak

The recent cyberattack that forced the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to take its servers offline and suspend grant allocation processes was caused by the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang. The hackers gained access to NWO’s network on February 8 and stole internal Read More …

Many problems with cyber security of Schipihol’s border control: Court of Audit

Schiphol is very vulnerable to cyber attacks, the Court of Audit concluded after investigating the cyber security of the border control systems the Koninklijke Marechaussee uses at the airport. Two of the three systems are not properly protected against cyber Read More …