Dutch government websites KO’d by 10-hour DDoS


The Netherlands government’s websites were taken offline for around 10 hours on Wednesday following a DDoS attack.

The motive for the sustained packet-flinging assault – directed against the Dutch government website’s hosting provider, Prolocation – remains unclear.

Darren Anstee, director of solutions architects at Arbor Networks, commented: “Based on the information currently available, it looks as if a variety of attack vectors may have been used in these attacks, which in itself is not that unusual.”

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