Technical fault knocks DigiD, government sites offline

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Government sites DigiD and are currently unavailable due to a technical fault. The sites went offline just before noon, reports.

If you try logging into DigiD you are met with a message saying that DigiD is currently unavailable due to a fault. The same message can be seen on DigiD's Twitter feed. Logging into is also impossible, and there are problems with logging into the sites of the Tax Authorities, DUO and benefits agency UWV.

Complaint site received hundreds of complaints, according to NOS. 

What exactly is causing the problem is unclear. DigiD only states that their technicians are working on it. The Ministry of Home Affairs is investigating what went wrong. A spokesperson for Logius told NOS that it seems to be a network fault. Logius is Home Affairs' IT company.