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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


    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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