Category Archives: Spam 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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Why Vint Cerf is wrong

At the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, I made an intervention on behalf of NL IGF, reporting on the recommendations given by the participants of Workshop 87. Participants coming from positions representing most actors on and around the Internet. As … 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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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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Another day, another hack

It’s sad but true, the 1967 Cuby + Blizzards hit has to be paraphrased in 2012. It’s all very impersonal a hack. It’s something that happens to someone else, till it happens to you or someone close to you. The … Continue reading

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