Thursday 09 December 2021

Dutch internet banking problems due to a cyber attack

Friday’s internet banking problems at a string of Dutch banks were caused by a cyber attack, the Dutch banking association NVB said.

Both the internet banking system iDEAL and ING bank were out of action for several hours because of the attack on Friday afternoon. It was not a hack and internet banking security was not compromised, Nos television quoted NVB as saying.

A DDos or denial-of-service attack involves bombarding a site with data traffic which makes them extremely difficult to reach. Foreign banks were also under attack, the organisation said.

It is unclear who is responsible.

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