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Cyber Attack Strikes Rabobank Closely Following Attacks Against Competitors


Among the large banks in The Netherlands, Rabobank was the No.3 to become subject of a cyber-assault on the morning of January 29 the day customers couldn't access the portals of the co-operative bank to avail its banking services. Rabobank assault was close to similar cyber-assaults against competitors ING and ABN Amro during end of the week. An attack also targeted the tax department, Monday morning.


According to ING and ABN Amro, both became victim of hacks that tentatively stopped mobile and online banking operations during end of the week. Specifically according to ABN Amro, although it encountered the attack, it managed restoring its services. Also, both banks emphasized there had been no leakage or compromise of client data.


As per the tax department, when certain DDoS assault hit its website the site became inaccessible over a 5-10 minute period. Reuters.com posted this, January 29, 2018.


According to Margo van Wijgerden, Spokeswoman for Rabobank, the bank had become target of one DDoS assault from 9.10am on January 29 so its customers couldn't get access alternatively extremely low access of the bank's online service. Also, at the time of DDoS assault, ING's website got inundated with so huge an amount of data traffic that its servers became over-stacked thus restricting Internet banking.


Karels stated work was going on like normal while an investigation into the incident was ongoing. After sometime during the afternoon, still one more assault briefly struck the authorized Internet signature system DigiD of Holland that over 12m citizens out of the total 17m use.


DigiD spokesman Rick Bron said the attack wasn't a hack while there was never any risk of people's private information. ING, with about 8m private clients, encountered a cyber-assault on January 28.


Same day over the Buitenhof television program, Holland's apex bank DNB president Klaas Knot said it was getting common to have the kind of cyber-assaults targeted at banks. He noted that DNB's website experienced the kind of assault approximately every second, adding that DNB was in discussion with other banks about the problem for ensuring they got their systems restored as well as operable fast following an assault.

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