The Hague – Recently, the cybercrime team of the police unit The Hague received information from the Dutch cybersecurity company NFIR that files containing thousands of unique email addresses including passwords were found on a foreign server. For the Netherlands, this concerns 2,500 unique e-mail addresses with almost as many passwords linked to them.
As a result of the notification made by NFIR, the owners of the 2,500 email addresses were contacted by police unit The Hague. It has been made clear to them why they have been approached and that it is advisable to change current passwords immediately to prevent (further) abuse. Read more about the police investigation and their approach to cybercrime here.