ING Measures Prove Solid

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The measures that ING has taken against new cyber attacks seem to bear fruit, according to a spokesperson of the National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) in response to new problems, which the bank was able to remedy within 20 minutes. “Last week the internet banking system was down for hours and now it was over in a couple of minutes.”

ING has no idea why the last week it has been the victim of a DDoS attack several times. A spokesperson of ING said on Radio 1 this morning, “The company is not threatened or extorted.”

ING has reported the attacks. However, who is behind the attacks is still unknown. The Public Prosecution will begin a criminal investigation to be conducted by the High Tech Crime team of the police under the authority of the National Prosecutor. The National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) of the Ministry of Security and Justice is also investigating the case.

On Wednesday evening there was another DDoS attack against ING. The attack lasted 20 minutes before it was repulsed. During a DDoS attack large amounts of data are transmitted to a server so that the server is no longer accessible by users.

The bank is doing everything to prevent the attacks, but will not give details about how the company exactly does that. “There are additional measures taken,” the spokesperson said.

On Monday Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) and his colleague Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance) will meet with the major Dutch banks about the recent cyber attacks. The ministers want to know all the ins and outs of the attacks and how these hazards can be countered.