DDoS attacks again target Dutch banks

Dutch banks ABN Amro and Rabobank were again targeted by DDoS attacks on Sunday night, leaving their online banking services unavailable for a time, ANP reports.

The two Dutch banks were also targeted by such cyber attacks on Thursday. In a DDoS attack, a website is bombarded with data, overloading its server and crashing the site.

Both banks report that all their services are available again, according to the news wire. ABN Amro resolved its problems by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, Rabobank reported that its online services are up and running around 2:00 a.m. on Monday. 

"The security of Internet Banking, Mobile Banking and iDeal was never in danger", a spokesperson for ABN Amro said, according to AD. 

In January the Dutch Tax Authority, ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank were all hit by multiple DDoS attacks. An 18-year-old man from Oosterhout was arrested. He said he targeted the financial institutions with cyber attacks to prove a point.