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[ISN] DDoS attack forces Dutch bank offline

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Feb 24 2011 - 08:55:58 GMT
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http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=3F6822FF-1A64-6A71-CE67724BB606D61C

By Jasper Bakker
Webwereld Netherlands
23.02.2011

The outage of Dutch bank Rabobank last weekend was caused by a massive
DDoS attack. The perpetrators are still unknown. The bank reports the
attack to the police.

The outage of Dutch bank Rabobank last weekend was caused by a massive
DDoS attack. The perpetrators are still unknown. The bank reports the
attack to the police.

After two days of mystery surrounding the outage Rabobank gave Dutch
IDG-title Webwereld a statement explaining the breakdown of both its
website and its e-banking services. The Dutch bank was hit by a large
DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service). The outage of Rabobank
happened saturday evening and again sunday afternoon. The website and
e-banking services were inaccessible for desktop and mobile users.

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