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IN Science & Technology ON 10 Jan, 2016
Cyber attacks are a growing threat to the big and small enterprises altogether. And what is worst, they are getting more evil day by day. The DDos, which is Distributed Denial of Service, is the hot favorite of all the black hats out there. No enterprise, however, big or small, is immune to this illness, and the largest in the history was done against BBC.
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Over this past holiday weekend, BBC's website and the official campaign website of the Republican presidential candidate were hit hard by DDos attacks. But, the record was broken by the attack on BBC which went more than 600 Gbps.
The hacker group calling itself as 'New World Hacking' claimed the responsibility of both the attacks. BBC's all websites were taken down for more than three hours on the New Year's eve.
BBC initially claimed the error occurred due to a "technical fault", but later revealed that the hacking group had done that "as a test of their capabilities".
One of the members of the hacking group, identifying himself as Ownz, claimed that the group had successfully carried out the attack by putting to use their own tool called BangStresser.
"We have our ways of bypassing Amazon. The best way to describe it is we tap into a few administrative services that Amazon is use to using. The [sic] simply set our bandwidth limit as unlimited and program our own scripts to hide it", said Ownz. "We have been taking down ISIS websites in the past. This is just the start of a new year", he added.