ABN Amro, Rabobank hit in DDoS attacks

ABN Amro
. ABN Amro (source: wikimedia. org)

Rabobank and ABN Amro were targeted by DDoS attacks on Thursday night and Friday morning. As a result their online and mobile banking, iDeal payments and websites were hard to reach or completely offline for several hours.

The attacks on Rabobank started around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, NOS reports. The problems were resolved shortly before midnight. ABN Amro was attacked during the early hours of Friday morning.

In a DDoS attack a website is bombarded by large amounts of data, crashing its server and therefore also the site. 

A spokesperson for ABN Amro thinks that the cyber criminals are jumping from one bank to the next with these attacks. "It looks like a cat-and-mouse game", he said to NOS.

The banks apologized to their customers for the inconvenience. 

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