Burglars town site Ede had possible access to data 3700 civilians




The municipality of Ede website has recently been the target of an attack, in which the perpetrators may have access to the database containing details of 3,700 citizens. Research shows that the perpetrators were probably not looking for personal information.

Ede logo The database that was accessible to the criminals, containing the name, address, city, email address and telephone number of people who were using the general contact form on ede.nl in the period January 7, 2015 to July 8, 2016 . some of them also had completed their Social Security number and bank account number and further the database contained some email addresses of employees of the municipality. Ede light all concerned personally about the consequences.

The municipality commissioned a security agency investigation into the hack and concludes that the perpetrators of burglaries on the server to manipulate search engines. Their goal would be to channel visitors to external sites showing ads and offers to borrow money. The agency has no evidence that the criminals have actually accessed the database, but can not rule. Probably the attack came from Eastern Europe, where criminals often would use this kind of tactics for search manipulation.

The municipality of Ede, the database is now cleared and stresses involved in the ability to hold the congregation if demonstrable harm suffered, for example through identity fraud.


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