Dutch Banks ABN Amro and Rabobank targeted by DDOS Attacks back to back on 27, May Sunday night and affecting their online banking system an sever went offline.
Cybercriminals launched heavy DDoS Attacks against two banks servers and overwhelming the traffic affected the targeted bank websites.
The Aim of DDoS Attacks is when multiple systems overflow the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. Such as DDOS Attack is often the result of multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) deluging the targeted system with traffic.
The first DDOS attack was launched against Rabobank and ABN Amro last week (24, May) around 6:00 p.m that cause online and mobile banking went offline iDeal payments and websites were hard to reach for several hours
— NL Times (@NL_Times) May 28, 2018
Nowadays many of the organization such as Banks, Private companies, government organizations are targeted by heavy DDOS attacks and the companies should calculate the Risk and cost of DDOS attack and always keep eyes and their network.
According to Spoke person ABN Amro, cybercriminals are jumping from one bank to the next with these attacks. “It looks like a cat-and-mouse game”
Later experts are auditing the bank’s servers and tried to regain the server and make them online after the 2nd attack on Sunday and BN Amro resolved its problems by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.
According to nltimes, Rabobank reported that its online services are up and running around 2:00 a.m. on Monday.
“The security of Internet Banking, Mobile Banking and iDeal was never in danger”, a spokesperson for ABN Amro said, according to AD.
ABN Amro and Rabobank apologize to their customers for the inconvenience. since the DDOS attack vector is kept increasing companies should check the DDOS Attack cost based on the company strength and implement the DDOS attack prevention policies.