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Belgian governmental website leaked addresses since 2011

Belgian governmental website leaked addresses since 2011

An official website of a Belgian agency leaked the address information of all Belgians. By entering a person's name, date of birth and zip code, the website revealed the person's full address. A 12-year-old website spilt until recently the addresses of all Belgians. The website is held by the B... Read more

date9 months ago
Government and public sector in demand by hackers

Government and public sector in demand by hackers

Last quarter, hackers mainly set their sights on government agencies and the public sector. The number of attacks increased by forty percent from a quarter earlier. Governments and the public sector are in demand by hackers. BlackBerry's Quarterly Global Threat Intelligence report sees a 40 per... Read more

date10 months ago
US seeks to eliminate “gatekeeping” on mobile app distribution

US seeks to eliminate “gatekeeping” on mobile app distribution

The Biden Administration is going after Apple and Google for their "restrictive" practices. The US government is seeking to force major changes to the two major mobile app models. This follows from a statement the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administrat... Read more

date1 year ago
Dutch DPA warns of privacy risks in US cloud storage

Dutch DPA warns of privacy risks in US cloud storage

The Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the Netherlands sees major privacy risks in the use of US cloud environments among Dutch government agencies. The watchdog warned digitalisation minister Alexandra van Huffelen in a public letter. The DPA wrote the letter in response to the minister's plan... Read more

date2 years ago
‘Ransomware strikes one out of 40 organizations per week’

‘Ransomware strikes one out of 40 organizations per week’

According to Check Point, ransomware strikes one out of 40 organizations per week. In its latest report, the organization states that ransomware incidents increased 59 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2022. CPR attributes the rise to increased remote working, geopolitical tension... Read more

date2 years ago
Dutch Police offer no protection for hacked suspect data

Dutch Police offer no protection for hacked suspect data

Last year, the Dutch police performed 28 hacks the devices of suspects. In 23 cases, the supplier of the software used was able to access suspect data. This is made evident by an inspection by the national ministry of Justice and Security. In 2019, the Dutch police force gained new ways to hack... Read more

date2 years ago
7 steps to transform government IT services

7 steps to transform government IT services

State and local government IT teams are working to modernise service delivery. This means delivering intuitive, efficient, and secure services to employees, so that employees can provide the same to citizens. Traditional work, like piles of paperwork and exhaustive chains of approval, often prev... Read more

date3 years ago
Google Cloud receives certificates for use in the public sector

Google Cloud receives certificates for use in the public sector

Google has obtained some new security certificates for Google Cloud. With these, the products are approved for use by government organisations in several new countries. With the new certificates, Cloud DNS has been added to the list of Google Cloud products that comply with the Federal Risk and ... Read more

date3 years ago
Phishing campaign hits government agencies worldwide

Phishing campaign hits government agencies worldwide

Researchers from cybersecurity company Anomali have discovered a large-scale phishing campaign against international governments. The phishing emails also reached companies that help with tendering procedures. According to Silicon Angle, it is possible to attempt to gather information about the... Read more

date4 years ago
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