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Bulgarian criminals abusing IP addresses Dutch government
A number of IP addresses associated with systems of the Dutch government have for some time been in the hands of Bulgarian criminals. The IP addresses belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, have now secured again.
That says De Volkskrant, based on information derived from IP address RIPE publisher and Spamhaus. The latter had noticed suspicious activity on the conscious ip addresses and put them on the blacklist. Which was then noticed by the National Cyber Security Center, the State Department warned after which the provider was notified. Bulgarian criminals would be responsible for taking over the IP addresses. Erik Bais, director of A2B Internet, dropped to Tweakers know that it was the IP block 22.214.171.124/18.
The government itself did not notice that the IP addresses were used for malicious purposes, and that means that the networks were not properly monitored, according to De Volkskrant. The ministry has confirmed to the newspaper that the IP addresses were taken. According to Foreign Affairs were the corresponding IP addresses are not in use and there are no signs of active abuse.
In total, the responsible Bulgarian club criminals had the IP addresses for seven days in hands. That was between 19 and 26 November last year. However, the information was not previously come outViewing:-152
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