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DigiD brought down by DDoS attack

Thursday 25 April 2013 | 13:11 CET | News
The Dutch government's digital DigiD service has been hit by a DDoS attack, the minister of interior affairs announced. The government has been down since 24 April. DigiD is used by over 500 government agencies. Citizens can sign-in to access government services with their personal DigiD number. The ministry noted that as no hacking had taken place, personal details were still secret.

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Countries: Netherlands
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