If you’ve been having trouble accessing services like KiwiBank and NZ Post recently, the latest announcement by CERT NZ may shed some light on the matter. While still pretty scarce ondetail, it sounds like there is a DDoS attack underway targeting several NZ organisations.
A frustrating but timely reminder of how dependent we are on centralised online services, and how vulnerable we are when they become unavailable. We’ve noticed this happening over the past 2-3 days, so it is afairly persistent attack. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.