If you are a regular viewer of BBC, you would have had already noticed that its website was down on Thursday morning after it was attacked by hackers, reported by the journalists of BBC.
The homepage of BBC website was apparently under DDoS (Dedicated Denial of Service) attack that results in a website or server to overflow with a tremendous amount of worms and negative traffic; as a result, the website smears under heavy traffic.
DDos attack is claimed to be rather a simple method of invasion into your system by unauthorized parties and it only requires a slight amount of prerequisite knowledge and related experience. One can always find all the right equipment online by paying only a small amount of charge(s).
This shocking incident took place last Thursday between 7-10.30 in the morning crashing the BBC website as well as its on-demand streaming service named iPlayer, reported by BBC.
It seems that the authorities are themselves utterly confused about the main instigators of such an attack as BBC’s statements are contradictory. At one time they reported that the website crashed due to cyber attacks while also being unsure about their previous statement.
One of the technological journalists of BBC named Rory Cellan Jones blamed this crash on DDoS attack from an anonymous source.
BBC, on the other hand, blamed this event caused due to errors in technology.
The true perpetrator’s identity is yet to be revealed as investigators are continuously working together.