The Netherlands Suspected Iran of CyberhackAdded: Friday, September 9th, 2011
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The government of the Netherlands has claimed it was going to investigate whether Iran had something to do with the hacking of Dutch online services. Vincent van Steen, the country’s Interior Ministry spokesman, didn’t disclose whether he had summoned the diplomatic representatives of Iran to explain themselves. However, he promised that more details would be mentioned in a letter to the Dutch parliament at the near future.
Vincent van Steen confirmed a report by Dutch media claiming that the cabinet had been investigating whether the Iranian government participated in breaking into Dutch government services located online. The websites in question were deemed unsafe because someone half inched online security certificates from the country’s company DigiNotar. Meanwhile, officials at the Iranian embassy located in The Hague haven’t said anything up to the moment. Nor it has replied to the western press trying to get its side of the whole story.
According to media reports, Google admitted that it had received some reports of attacks on Google users, revealing that the users affected were located in Iran. In addition, the information was that the attacker used some fake certificate issued by IT company DigiNotar. The latter was hacked in the middle of the summer. Security certificates for a few domains have been stolen within the hack.
Meanwhile, things haven’t been all right between Iran and the Netherlands since the Islamic Revolution made a decision to hang a Dutch-Iranian woman and later bury her far from her relatives. The woman in question had been arrested for taking part in demonstration, and the Iranians figured out that it was better to accuse her of drug smuggling and hang her than wait anyone to ask tricky questions. Aside from this story, the Iranians believed that one of their extradited asylum seekers set himself on fire in the capital of the Netherlands and died.
The representative of the non-commercial American Cyber Consequences Unit, John Bumgarner, who takes a position of a cyber researcher and chief technology officer, confirmed that this was the second case of using fake security certificates within the last several months. Both of the cases had questionable links to Iran. The certificates in question would allow the attacker to access the email and Skype accounts of the targets, as well as install monitoring software on their PCs.
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Friday, September 9th, 2011
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