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Banks and post offices in New Zealand have been hit by a cyber offensive, according to reports, consisting of sustained DDoS attacks against a number of critical online services. The onslaught appear to be a continuation of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) blitzes against Vocus, the nation's third-largest ISP, as we …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    New Zealand's bad news might be our good news?

    We just had a hurricane swing through, knocking the power out everywhere and now that businesses, schools, and local government offices are getting back online I was expecting to see a normal steep increase in malware deliveries but it's been strange, the daily infection email attempts are just normal - no increase at all. In the past we've always seen a ton of malware and phishing emails delivered after we get hard weather in the USA. I wonder if they are busy working on New Zealand instead of the US?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    DNS

    It was DNS, its always DNS

  3. Youngone Silver badge

    Still Happening

    I can't access my accounts via the Android banking app and my bank's website has a message asking for patience, so it is clearly ongoing.

    I am glad I don't work for the bank's online team, they must be do it tough right now.

  4. Winkypop Silver badge
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    The great malevolent bully

    A corrupting regional influence.

  5. Yes Me Silver badge
    Big Brother

    Nobody from government will say a word

    "Nobody from government will say a word about who's behind it"

    Maybe they don't know?

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