‘Incompetence attack’: MyGov website did not crash because of DDoS cyber attack, as Stuart Robert claimed

Robert backtracks only hours after saying the Australian government website had suffered a distributed denial of service as use surged amid the coronavirus outbreak
The government services minister, Stuart Robert, has had to walk back a claim that the MyGov website suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Monday just as people were logging on to register for welfare services.
As Australians suddenly out of work across the country attempted to log on to MyGov, the government’s digital platform where Centrelink services are hosted, the website was slow and inaccessible for most of the morning.
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Robert backtracks only hours after saying the Australian government website had suffered a distributed denial of service as use surged amid the coronavirus outbreak

The government services minister, Stuart Robert, has had to walk back a claim that the MyGov website suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Monday just as people were logging on to register for welfare services.

As Australians suddenly out of work across the country attempted to log on to MyGov, the government’s digital platform where Centrelink services are hosted, the website was slow and inaccessible for most of the morning.

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