Dutch banks' online services hit by cyberattack

April 5, 2013

Dutch banks say a cyberattack has affected their online services, but did not breach the security of customers' accounts.

The Association of Banks says Dutch and some foreign banks were hit by a denial-of-service attack, in which huge amounts of data overwhelm servers—like hundreds of letters being jammed through a mail slot at the same time.

The association did not say who was responsible for the attack Friday.

In the Netherlands, the attack temporarily forced Internet and sites of the ING bank offline and also affected online payments for other banks.

The association stressed that bank customers could still get cash and pay bills at ATMs.

Explore further: Human error puts online banking security at risk


Related Stories

Human error puts online banking security at risk

November 7, 2007

Using an SMS password as an added security measure for internet banking is no guarantee your money is safe, according to a new Queensland University of Technology study which reveals online customers are not protecting their ...

Banks team up for online payment system

May 27, 2011

Online and mobile customers of three major banks will be able to instantly zap funds from their accounts to other depositors at the banks under a program to be rolled out across the country over the coming year.

HSBC websites hit by cyber attack

October 19, 2012

Banking giant HSBC said Friday some of its websites had been hit by a "large scale" cyber attack that disrupted online services, but it assured customers that their data were not compromised.

Recommended for you

Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps

October 4, 2015

US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear.

Radio frequency 'harvesting' tech unveiled in UK

September 30, 2015

An energy harvesting technology that its developers say will be able to turn ambient radio frequency waves into usable electricity to charge low power devices was unveiled in London on Wednesday.

Professors say US has fallen behind on offshore wind power

September 29, 2015

University of Delaware faculty from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), the College of Engineering and the Alfred Lerner School of Business and Economics say that the U.S. has fallen behind in offshore wind ...


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.