What is a DDoS attack?

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. A DDoS attack involves a very large group of computers simultaneously targeting a website, rendering the website (temporarily) inaccessible

You can compare this to a large number of people trying to go through a shop door at the same time. People cannot get through the door anymore. A DDoS attack works in the same way.

What happens?

Due to the large amount of traffic the website is very slow or no longer accessible for anyone. You probably also cannot log in with your DigiD.

In the event of a DDoS attack, your credentials are safe, there is no hack or theft.

Beware of emails or messages luring you to a fake website. DigiD will never send you an unsolicited email with a link. Never give your login credentials to someone else. Try logging in again at a later time.

DigiD not accessible

If you cannot log in with DigiD due to a DDoS attack, we will notify you through DigiD.nl and Twitter as soon as DigiD is online again. You can try to log in again at a later time.