January 8, 2016
Cyber attacks are getting evil and worst nightmare for companies day-by-day, and the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the favorite weapon for hackers to temporarily suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
Until now, nearly every big website had been a victim of this attack, and the most recent one was conducted against the BBC’s websites and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s main campaign website over this past holiday weekend.
Out of two, the largest DDoS attack in the history was carried out against the BBC website: Over 600 Gbps.
The group calling itself New World Hacking claimed responsibility for taking down both the BBC’s global website and Donald Trump’s website last week.
The group targeted all BBC sites, including its iPlayer on-demand service, and took them down for at least three hours on New Year’s Eve.
At the moment, the BBC news organization announced that the outage was caused due to some “technical” fault, but later it stated that “New World Hacking” group had claimed responsibility for launching a DDoS attack against BBC, as a “test of its capabilities.”