After BBC’s website had shut down and investigators continued their hunt for chasing down the perpetrators, New World Hacking finally stood up confessing its attack on BBC’s website which resulted in the website to remain inaccessible for users on Thursday.
This New World Hacking team wants to bring down the Islamic State’s (ISIS) online activities through which these extremists are manipulating young and vulnerable minds to join them. As a result, by attacking BBC’s website using DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service), they simply carried out a test in order to demonstrate their power.
According to one of the posts that have been uploaded recently on BBC’s website, “It was only a test, we didn’t exactly plan to take it down for multiple hours. Our servers are quite strong,”
In the meantime, the authorities and employees working at BBC are still being impassive about any DDoS attack. The authorities still have not provided any comments regarding such activities.
“We realize sometimes what we do is not always the right choice, but without cyber hackers… who is there to fight off online terrorists? The reason we really targeted BBC is because we wanted to see our actual server power.”
According to the tweet of Rory Cellan Jones, a contributor writer of BBC technology that read the above lines in a message from New World Hacking.
Whoever tried to gain access into BBC’s website on New Year’s Eve morning were shown “Error 500”, this also included news, radio and iPlayer. Users experienced this mysterious issue for two hours starting from 7 till 10.30 in the morning (GMT). BBC News shutdown had raised lots of eyebrows as well as acted as a relief for many of us to know that the New World Hacking group are the good guys!