Secret Service: companies and governments often do not notify hacks




Dutch companies and governments often do not notify hacks, secret service AIVD says in its annual report. Other governments commit the hacks are increasingly focusing on trade secrets or scientific knowledge. Every hand

Companies and governments notify the hacks often for fear of the consequences of the report, says the AIVD. This allows foreign secret services more easily perform digital attacks, because there is no knowledge about how they are committed. “They are afraid of reputational damage and claims due to dissatisfied customers, citizens and / or shareholders. And they are afraid of infections after follow-apende hackers and baseless accusations against alleged attackers.”

Governments of other countries put their secret services more often for things that have nothing to do with safety; they try to gather to benefit. their own businesses and universities in knowledge, such as companies and scientific institutions The AIVD must not put these economic espionage.

These attacks took last year on a large scale. “The attackers have networks of various companies unnoticed, thorough and massively infiltrated and targeted information gathered. These are extensively high technology information and confidential business information, such as blueprints, manuals, project plans and proposals, diverted.” The Secret Service does not mention names of companies.

Cyber ​​attacks are becoming more common, according to the AIVD. In addition, people and businesses are vulnerable from attacks through the use of social media. “That makes it easier for foreign intelligence and security services to identify potential targets and approach. In a successful way”


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