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Turk Hack Team and the “Netherlands Operation”

Since mid-March, Turk Hack Team have been participating in a new campaign called “Netherlands Operation”, announced via their official Twitter feed. This account also published claims of 252 Dutch-based websites defacement, alongside alleged screenshots of the defaced websites.  Figure 1 Image tweeted from the Twitter account associated with Turk Hack Team:  Translation: Turk Hack […]

Dutch Elections – Looking Back at Cyber Activity

Last week, I wrote about the potential threats to the Dutch national election. But what actually happened? On 14 March 2017, the day before the Dutch General Elections, websites and suffered from DDoS attacks. These websites are popular during the General Elections in the Netherlands, as they give advise to users on which […]

Back to the red pencil – Cyber threats to the Dutch elections

Over the weekend, media reports surfaced about the fears of Russian interference in UK elections, with GCHQ reportedly warning political parties that hackers “steal and leak internal emails or publish private databases of voters’ political views in an attempt to damage the standing of political parties with the public.” A more immediate election takes place […]