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Cyberattack deprives millions of Dutch of online ID

More than 10 million Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyberattack, officials said Wednesday. The national DigiD system "is no longer accessible since Tuesday evening because of a DDoS attack," the interior ministry said in a statement. DDoS or distributed denial of service attacks essentially disrupt sites by bombarding them with traffic.
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