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On 7 June 2024, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) became aware of a series of low impact Distributed Denial of Service or ‘DDoS’ attacks targeting a number of websites in Ireland. This activity is part of a pattern of events across the EU and is in line with the experiences of other EU Member States.

The NCSC has been working with the victims involved to provide technical advice and guidance and to coordinate the response process. The impact of these incidents has been minimal, not least because of the preparedness of the victims.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the technical cyber-security authority in the State responsible for management of major cyber-security incidents. Further details about the National Cyber Security Centre including news, advisories and guidance documents can be found at

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack attempts to overwhelm a website or service with a flood of internet traffic, rendering it temporarily inaccessible. These attacks are typically low-cost and low-impact, aimed at attracting attention rather than causing significant harm.