Widespread internet outages affect users across New Zealand

An outage of a major network provider is causing internet disruption in many cities across New Zealand, Radio New Zealand and other media organisations reported on Friday.

WELLINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - An outage of a major network provider is causing internet disruption in many cities across New Zealand, Radio New Zealand and other media organisations reported on Friday.

The outage at provider Vocus New Zealand was causing the disruptions and it was related to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, New Zealand Herald reported. This is when a network is overwhelmed with more traffic than the server or network can accommodate.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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