Alkmaar consultancy firm hacked, three arrests

Three Dutch men were arrested, Tuesday, for trying to hack into the internal network of a Alkmaar consultancy firm, apparently looking for financial information about the inheritance of Willem Endstra, a realtor who was murdered in 2004. A 34-year-old man from Amsterdam-South commissioned two brothers (24 and 21) from Amstelveen to hack into the network.

The brothers distributed emails with malware among the company's staff. The case came to light when the company filed a police report. It is not clear if the brothers succeeded in their attempt. Police seized the computers of the threesome. The suspects were released after questioning. One of the brothers is also suspected of managing a botnet, a fraudulent website for trading in stolen credit cards.