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    Does anyone really know what's happening with Kiwibank outages!? Hopeless trying to do mobile and online banking ......

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    Victims of a DOS attack?

    Have you Googled "kiwibank down"??

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    Default Re: Kiwibank down

    Down detector said it was normal when I couldn't get on earlier. But now it's ok at the moment....
    Just a bit of a nuisance though, and it's been like this for a whole week now. Yes pretty sure it's an ongoing DOS attack.

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    ASB not affected.

    Pretty slack that Kiwibank haven't got anti-DDOS in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    ASB not affected.

    Pretty slack that Kiwibank haven't got anti-DDOS in place.
    Are you for real?

    Go get a life!

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    Default Re: Kiwibank down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Are you for real?

    Go get a life!
    What on earth are you talking about?

    DDoS is one the most basic ways to overload any service- keep hammering servers with a massive amount of data until they give up the ghost.

    There have been companies who specialise in mitigating these attacks very effectively for years now- attacks that are much bigger than what Kiwibank/ANZ/Metservice etc faced- and any business who provides essential services and doesn't have decent protection in place is at best incompetent and worst grossly irresponsible.

    These services aren't even expensive, and are offered by a number of big name companies- Cloudflare, MS/Azure, Amazon/AWS, Google/GCP, Akamai, Level 3, all of whom are big players in the enterprise space.

    Edit: Checking the IP history, Kiwibank used to run their main site through a company called RedShield Limited- and have now moved on to routing through AWS as of a few days ago- smart move. Smaller companies won't be able to cope with the traffic load like big ones with giant distributed networks can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    ASB not affected.

    Pretty slack that Kiwibank haven't got anti-DDOS in place.
    Agreed- Cloudflare and Amazon have both mitigated DDoS attacks in far greater numbers than what they're experiencing now. I remember reading on the Cloudflare blog that they repelled one that was 17.2 million requests per second. Insane.

    https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudfla...ever-reported/

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    Default Re: Kiwibank down

    Denial of service. KiwiBank, ANZ, metservice the current ones as far as I know

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    Just tried both ANZ and Kiwi -- @ 3.36pm Both working fine, no problems.

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