American hacking group killed the BBC’s online presence to test anti-ISIS attack powers

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A huge DDoS attack took the BBC’s websites offline on Thursday, as well as the broadcaster’s iPlayer streaming service. The disruption lasted for several hours, and now a US-based group of ‘cyber hackers’ that usually targets ISIS has claimed responsibility.

The New World Hacking group is a self-proclaimed hacktivist group that supports Anonymous. It says that despite effectively knocking the BBC from the face of the web, it was only meant to be a test of server power rather than a targeted attack on the corporation.

While the BBC acknowledged that there had been a ‘technical problem’ with its online services on …Continue reading on BetaNews

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