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.
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.
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.