Russia denies hacking into other countries' IT systems. On Monday the Dutch military intelligence agency reported that Russia tried to hack into the computers of Dutch weapons manufacturers. But according to the Kremlin, this is not true, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Dutch National Charity Lotteries issued an apology because a data leak resulted in details of 450 thousand players being accessible to hackers. About 900 players' bank account numbers were also visible. This involves participants of the Nationale Postcode Loterij, VriendenLoterij and the Bank Giro Loterij, NU.nl reports.
Turkish hacker groups targeted a large number of Dutch websites after the political fallout between the Netherlands and Turkey over the weekend. The NL Times website was also targeted.
NL Times was the victim of at least two DDoS attacks on Sunday and Monday, in an attempt to take the site offline, according to a Turkish-language Facebook group linked to cyber-attackers. In a DDoS attack, a large amount of traffic is sent to specific servers, causing them to crash.
RTL Nieuws managed to break into the social media accounts of various politicians by using previously leaked passwords. With some of them, including the Twitter account of SGP leader Kees van der Staaij, the journalists left a message to show that they were there.
"This account has been leaked and is therefore vulnerable to hackers. Signed Daniel Verlaan and Siebe Sietsma of RTL Nieuws", a tweet read on Van der Staaij's account. The tweet has since been removed. They also broke into CDA Pieter Omtzigt's LinedIn account and various other unnamed politicians' Facebook accounts.
Security experts in the United States are convinced that the Netherlands will be targeted by Russian hackers in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in March, like the American Democratic Party was during the U.S. elections, NOS reports. "The Dutch government is very, very alert", Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said to the broadcaster. "I have no concrete evidence that this is the case, but I am not naive."
Hackers managed to break into the municipality of Almelo's servers and steal some 20 gigabytes of data. The exact data stolen is unclear, though it is "almost certain" that personal information was among it
Documents leaked from the Open Society Foundations - a number of foundations belonging to American billionaire George Soros - revealed that Soros paid 4.9 million euros to Dutch foundations, charities and think tanks between 2009 and 2014
The personal information of about 3,700 Ede residents were accessed by unauthorized persons due to a security vulnerability on the municipal site, a spokesperson for the municipality confirmed to NU.nl
A hack on adulterers website Ashley Madison has released the personal information of 594 Dutchmen to the public.
The Authority Consumer and Market gave KPN a fine of 364 thousand euros in December 2013 for inadequately securing the systems in which customers' personal information are stored.
The online store Mapp.nl has notified customers that hackers have stolen a portion of their customer base, including 157 thousand email addresses and encrypted passwords, Security.NL reports. According to a spokesperson, the attack happened via SQL Injection.
Chip machine manufacturer ASML has confirmed in a short statement that their IT systems has been hacked.
Chip producer Gemalto have reasonable grounds to believe that the company was victim to "sophisticated attacks" by the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the American National Security Agency (NSA) in 2010 and 2011.
Cyber criminals could get access to people's DigiD login information through expired internet domains that were once registered to the police. This finding comes from research done by Reporter Radio in collaboration with security researcher Wouter Slotboom.
The official website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked on Monday by a group claiming to support terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS). The group calls itself Lizard Squad - Official Cyber Caliphate.
The identities of as many as 150 people were stolen by hackers exploiting a security vulnerability in a government-backed online identification system. Each victim's' identity was stolen through the DigiD programme, where bank account numbers may be changed to reroute money being sent for tax refunds and social benefits, a Ministry of the Interior spokesperson told NOS.
Customers are unable to pay for their groceries, have thousands of euros more or less in their bank accounts than yesterday and can not to log into Internet banking because of extreme technical failures at the ING bank on Wednesday.