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  • 24-08-2016

    Police take down ransomware server

    Dutch police have taken a server offline, which was used by cyber criminals for ransomware attacks.

    The server distributed Wildfire ransomware, which encrypted the files of victims, who could only regain access to them after paying a ransom. Estimates put the number of Dutch and Belgians victims at several hundred, Dutch public broadcaster NOS reports. They paid a total of about € 70,000 in ransom money.

    People who…

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Scam or not? You can turn to us with your questions and reports about fraud and internet crime, committed in or from the Netherlands.

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Dating fraud in the Netherlands

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