Thursday 23 September 2021

Dutch website group IamExpat expands into Switzerland

Dutch website group IamExpat expands into Switzerland

Dutch website IamExpat, which has been providing information and tips for the international community in the Netherlands since 2009, has launched a new operation in Switzerland. The Swiss website is the second for the company, IamExpat Media, outside its home base. The German website was launched in April 2019 and has had around four million unique visitors over the past 12 months. ‘There are so many different reasons internationals from all over the world live and work there, so launching... More >

Dutch licence for Polish news channel

Poland’s most popular news channel has been given a Dutch broadcasting licence to get around a proposed new law restricting foreign media ownership. TVN24, which is owned by the Discovery Group, faced being taken off the air when its licence expired on September 26, after the lower house of parliament passed a bill preventing Polish media organisations being majority owned by non-EU companies. The new law has prompted street protests in Warsaw and is seen as directly targeting TVN24, the... More >

Energy transition not cyber secure: agency

The energy transition is making the Dutch electricity network vulnerable to cyber attacks, telecoms watchdog Agentschap Telecom has warned. Solar panels and charging stations for electric cars can be hacked and that could affect and possibly put out of action the whole network, AT director Angeline van Dijk told the Financieele Dagblad. Awareness of the potential problem is largely absent among producers, users and providers of new services and smart equipment, Van Dijk said. ‘The way we are designing the... More >

Cyber attack affects Dutch companies: FD

The cyber attack on American software maker Kaseya at the weekend has affected hundreds of Dutch companies as well, the Financieele Dagblad reports. Thousands of companies worldwide are thought to be being held to ransom by Russian hackers group REvil. The group is reportedly demanding $70m in crypto currencies in exchange for the code which will unlock the ransomware. Attempts to prevent the attack by Dutch ethical hackers group DIVD which had discovered the leak in the Kaseya software came... More >