Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

MyGov Website Crashes Due To "Unprecedented Demand"

MyGov Website Crashes Due To

The MyGov website has crashed as Australians try to access government services like Centrelink online. However, the website became sluggish just after 9 am, with many users being unable to access services.

"The DDoS alarms showed no evidence of a specific attack today", he confirmed to parliament.

Roberts told reporters during an afternoon press conference that the myGov website "simply suffered from a distributed denial of service attack", although he refused to provide further details.

"At present there are delays, we don't give a running commentary on delays".

Robert has urged people to go online to start their claims.

The Government is also doubling dole payments as it seeks to cushion the economy from the devastating impact of the pandemic.

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Birx said she has particular concern for those living in and coming from the New York City metro area. Andrew Cuomo said that the state is expecting a sudden surge in the need of respirators.

Former Labor leader and government services spokesman Bill Shorten said Mr Robert lied "to cover his own behind".

Queues stretched for metres outside Centrelink service centres in major cities on Monday morning following the government's announcement of extra support for those affected by the pandemic.

Mr Roberts told Question Time the huge number of people logging on today (which, really, they should have seen coming) mirrored an attack which set off alarms.

Ipswich resident and Jobseeker claimant John Lamaba said he made a decision to turn up to Centrelink Ipswich when he couldn't get anything done online.

Many of those waiting were cautious, with some standing apart practising social distancing while others wore masks while they waited.

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