DigiD, the identity management platform that allows Dutch citizens to digitally sign bills, pay taxes, and more, has been unavailable since Tuesday evening due to a DDoS attack, Biz Community reports.
In order to relieve the curiosity of the huge Reddit community, systems administrator Jason Harvey has shared some details about the DDoS attack that recently hit the popular social news site and caused it to go down for a period of 50 minutes.
Mt.Gox, the world's largest bitcoin exchange, has been downed earlier today by what appears to be a "strong DDoS attack".
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a widespread problem in the iGaming industry with hackers betting that they can make money from online gambling merchants by threatening to take down their primary revenue source, the gambling website.
The average DDoS attack bandwidth in Q1 2013 totaled 48.25 Gbps, which is a 718 percent increase over last quarter, and the average packet-per-second rate reached 32.4 million, says Prolexic.
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