Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DDoS attack firing Rabobank offline

Dutch media are reporting that last weekend, the RABO bank suffered from system failure rendering its online banking facilities inaccessible for several hours. Today it turns out that the cause had been a Denial of Service (DOS) attack. The bank will now go and file a criminal complaint with Dutch law enforcement authorities.
On the same day the Dutch Minister for Security and Justice Mr. Ivo Opstelten announces the birth of a National Cyber Security Center as well as the expansion of the Dutch Team High Tech Crime to remedy the cyber threat.
The Dutch Police Union (ACP) made public that legal encryption tools pose a big threat to enforcement activities both on a national and international level. It wants the developers of encryption software to cooperate with enforcement authorities and calls for international regulatory measures as well.

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