Cyber attack deprives millions of online ID

Several Dutch banks and airline KLM have been hit by DDoS attacks in recent weeks, rendering websites and online banking services inaccessible for several hours at a time. Photo/FILE

What you need to know:

  • The national DigiD system "is no longer accessible since Tuesday evening because of a DDoS attack," the interior ministry said in a statement.
  • DDoS or distributed denial of service attacks essentially disrupt sites by bombarding them with traffic.

THE HAGUE, Wednesday

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