Video: Dutch news roundup, 30 October 2010

Video: Dutch news roundup, 30 October 2010

30th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

The Dutch High Tech Crime Team busts a group of highly successful hackers. A Dutch aid worker is kidnapped in Afghanistan.

Utrecht rolls out an alert system to help protect homosexuals. And simple robots are used to help mentally disabled people.


Over the past year, a number of computer servers in the Dutch city of Haarlem were used to infect millions of other computers with a Trojan horse virus. That virus gave the hackers access to personal information on more than 30 million computers around the world. This week, the Dutch High Tech Crime Team busted the criminal network allegedly responsible for the cybercrime spree.

Held hostage

A Dutch aid worker was kidnapped in Afghanistan this week. The abduction took place in the northern province of Takhar. The Dutchman and his Afghan driver were ambushed by men with rifles as they drove in a relatively safe part of the war-torn country. Very little information is known about the incident, but there are reports that the kidnappers have issued a ransom demand.

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