Category Archives: Malware enforcement

Netherlands keeps spewing malware. A call for action!

On Webwereld an article was published (click here) following a new Kaspersky malware report (click here) Q1-2013. Nothing new was mentioned here. The Netherlands remains the number 3 as far as sending malware from Dutch servers is concerned. At the … Continue reading

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EC3 opened on 11 January 2013

On Friday 11 January 2013 the European Cyber Crime Centre, EC3, officially opened its doors at Europol in The Hague. If something shone through from the speeches of the panel participants, it is that there are tight budget restraints and … Continue reading

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De Natris Consult report on (inter)national cooperation

If you click on the link below you will find the report of De Natris Consult on “National cyber crime and online threats reporting centres. A study into national and international cooperation.” The study is the result of a survey … Continue reading

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Coordination and cooperation in online threats

In his recent blog post Jan Jaap Oerlemans of Leiden University’s Law school reacted in-depth on the recent cyber security analyses of the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre and the accompanying letter of minister I. Opstelten of Security and Justice. … Continue reading

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What would Google do?

Now that the first major botnet that runs on Android has been found by the Anti-virus vendor community, I wonder what would Google do? In October of 2011 the London Action Plan in cooperation with the Messaging Anti Abuse Working … Continue reading

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Cyber crime and international successes in cooperation

Today a very short blogpost. To show that international success in fighting cyber crime is possible, I’d like to point out the cooperation between the Dutch National High Tech Crime Team and their partners in Armenia. The Russian responsible for … Continue reading

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Public Private cooperaration: the Zeus take down example

Microsoft took down a Zeus botnet recently. Within days it was publicly accosted by Fox-IT’s director Ronald Prins for obstructing ongoing investigations and having used Fox-IT’s data. This was followed by the accusation that Microsoft obstructs criminal proceedings by divulging … Continue reading

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