A number of online Rabobank services are unavailable on Monday due to a DDoS attack, the bank confirmed. Rabobank is the third Dutch bank affected by such a cyber attack since Saturday.
In a DDoS attack large amounts of data traffic is sent to a particular website, overloading its server and thereby crashing the site. According to Rabobank, some customers can currently not log into their mobile- and online banking. iDeal is also currently not available to everyone, a spokesperson for the bank told NU.nl.
Over the weekend ABN Amro and ING were also hit by DDoS attacks. Both banks filed police declarations about the attacks, according to NU.nl.
Such cyber attacks on banks are now the order of the day, Klaas Knot, president of Dutch central bank DNB, said on television program Buitenhof on Sunday. According to him, the DNB website faces such an attack about once a second. “That’s the reality in 2018”, Knot said. He added that the DNB is discussing this problem with banks, in order to ensure they can get their systems back up and running quickly after such an attack.