Dutch political parties don't have secure websites: expert

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Most of the political parties in the Netherlands do not secure their websites properly, which means that they are vulnerable to hackers, ethical hacker Sijmen Ruwhof said to NRC. "PvdA, PVV, VVD, CDA and D66 for example have not installed certain security updates on their party websites for over a year, which makes them more vulnerable to hackers", Ruwhof said to the newspaper. 

According to him, it is possible for hackers or intelligence services to intercept the login details of members or publish false information on the sites in the run up to the elections on March 15th. Earlier this week Ruwhof also stated that the a

The political parties are responsible for their own digital security. And it is not only their websites that are a problem. Two weeks ago RTL Nieuws managed to according SGP leader Kees van der Staaij's Twitter account. The lower house of parliament immediately o teach parliamentarians how to be safe online. 

A few weeks ago it was also revealed that over half of the Dutch government's websites After initially saying that the government sites' , Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs decided to oin a new law.