Dutch police site partly unavailable over cyber attack concerns

Dutch police logo
Dutch police logo. (Photo: Politie)

The Dutch police implemented "precautionary measures against a possible cyber attack" which left some functionalities on the police website party or completely unavailable, the police said in a statement.

"Forms that are completed and sent may not arrive or only much later", the police said, apologizing for the inconvenience. It is not clear how long these measures will be in place.

The police can still easily be reached via the telephone.

These measures may be connected to a new form of ransomware, which infected countless computers across the world over the past day, according to NOS. Ransomware blocks access to files on an infected computer.