Dutch botnet made 50,000 email addresses and passwords booty – update




In the Netherlands, except Ziggo more organizations affected by the botnet that in recent months, millions of email addresses and passwords stable. That left the National Cyber ​​Security Center know Monday. In total, the botnet was 50,000 Dutch combinations booty.

The National Cyber ​​Security Center has all the combinations of organizations that are part of the target from the center, such as the government and providers like Ziggo, checked lately. During that inspection, it appears that users of multiple organizations affected by the botnet so says the center.

According to spokesman Louis Hekking botnet made a total of 50,000 Dutch email addresses and passwords probably loot. However, while old data, but they are still used as they have not been updated in recent times. The affected organizations whose data, are informed by the National Cyber ​​Security Center. They will take further steps according to the spokesman himself. Hekking would not say which organizations involved. “This is what we do not comment.”

Tweakers reported Sunday that all the affected organizations to Ziggo belongs. Certainly thousand combinations of Ziggoklanten were criminals loot. That happened with individual attacks; hackers have not been given access to the accounts directly from the servers and databases Ziggo. The cable company informed affected customers by letter in. Probably also approach other organizations affected their users themselves.

The ball started rolling after the German counterpart of the National Cyber ​​Security Center, which allegedly received millions of email addresses and passwords were Germans. Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, earlier this month a server owned recent weeks They were sent by a botnet to the server. When it appeared that Dutch data were on that server, the Germans signaled the center. The National Cyber ​​Security Center recommends Dutch through to a site to check their e-mail address was found in the dataset. of the Federal Office for the Information Technologies

Update, 13:00 pm – The National Cyber ​​Security Center lets Tweakers know that the Dutch botnet 50,000 email addresses and passwords has probably captured. This product has been adjusted accordingly.

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