Anti-IS group websites BBC pulled down by DDoS attack

Jan

3

2016

A group of activists who focus in their own words on the digital battle against IS has taken on New Year’s Eve the websites of the BBC offline. They did so with a DDoS attack, which would be designed to test the abilities.

It reports the BBC itself on the basis of a statement that the group, which calls itself New World Hacking, has been released. Although the group by their DDoS attack caused the websites of the BBC several hours were not reached, the members own words primarily engaged in the fight against IS. With their available servers they want websites offline IS pick, and the DDoS attack directed against the BBC was only meant to see how strong the attack capabilities of his group.

According to information from New World Hacking the BBC’s servers were attacked by a DDoS who brought a flow of information from 600Gbit / s underway. The collective, whose members were located especially in the United States, and allows two nodes to have some dedicated servers used for the attack.

New World Hacking generally is involved in the attacks on IS affiliated websites. The organization announced on its Twitter account several DDoS attacks, and also confirmed that it has taken down the websites of the BBC as a test. Rather let the hacker collective Anonymous losvaste already know that his arrows would focus on the terrorist organization.

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