It seems that AnonGhost is targeting European countries as it has taken down 8 Dutch websites. It is the first time that we have witnessed that AnonGhost hackers are targeting specific countries like The Netherlands.
The websites that were infected showed the well known AnonGhost defacement page.
The Dutch Military Intelligence agency (MIVD) recently released its 2011 yearly report (in Dutch). As is usual, they covered the events of 2011, but also did some forecasting for 2012. Its especially this last bit I was interested in, and im writing this in the hope that you feel the same way.
Dutch wire-tapping grew fast, in 2009 Justice and the AIVD tapped more than 3350 known internet & Vo-IP connections.
Tapping by the Dutch government has exploded the last years. In 2009 there were 335 internet taps placed on a number of 1.5 million connected users.
The average time of a internet tap was 27 days. This according to the figures that Webwereld has obtained from the National Management Foundation Organization Internet Providers (NBIP).
NBIP provides internet taps for 59 ISPs. The exact number of internet tap requests is still unknown.
Years ago the tapping rate in the Netherlands was 69 taps placed on a number of 1.5 million users. In 2009 this number is 335 this is a increase of 335 percent. The number of tap days increased significantly, from 2402 to 8920 an increase of 271 percent.
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