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January 3, 2016

U.S. Based Anti-ISIS Hactivists Claim Responsibility for BBC DDoS Attack

An activist hacking group who call themselves New World Hacking (NWH) have claimed responsibility for the recent end-of-2015 cyber-attack targeting the BBC’s website and other online platforms.

The BBC was the target of a crippling DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on New Year ’s Eve. The incident saw the BBC’s official website and its popular iPlayer platform along with its radio services rendered offline for several hours.

Now, a U.S.-based hactivist group has revealed that it was behind the attack that resulted in the disruption of BBC’s services. While the claim wasn’t independently verified, the hactivist group noted that the attack was carried out [...]

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January 1, 2016

BBC Attack Continues Trend of DDoS December

The BBC’s online presence that include websites and its popular iPlayer streaming platform were the target of a substantial DDoS attack that saw services disrupted for the nearly the duration of an hour.

When the national broadcasting service’s website goes down, millions take notice. It began at 7 AM, local time.  Within minutes of BBC’s online platform suffering an outage, Twitter was awash with complaining users. Any attempt to access BBC’s website was met with a message that read “internal error.”

At the time, the BBC revealed it was merely a ‘technical issue’ affecting the website, with a fix in the offing.

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October 6, 2015

Smurf Suite: Edward Snowden Claims GCHQ Has Total Control of Tracking Smartphone Users

The infamous whistleblower claims that the UK Intelligence Agency GCHQ can use secret technology (Smurf Suite) to track and control any Smartphone in the country.

In a recent interview with BBC (video below), Edward Snowden talked about how a new GCHQ technology is secretly hacking phones. According to him, they can access photos, steal files, listen in to conversations and even track the exact location of any smartphone.

Mr. Snowden leaked thousands of documents that have to do with the alleged secret project. The documents outline GCHQ’s project, the “Smurf Suite”, the inner workings of which are much more sinister than the name suggests. The suite is a number of [...]

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August 9, 2015

Carphone Warehouse Hack Leads to Data Breach of 2.4 Million Users

British mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse has admitted that hackers have breached their IT systems, resulting in the data leak of some 2.4 million customers.

Hackers have gained access to the personal details of up to 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers as a result of a cyber-attack targeting the British mobile retailer, according to a report in the BBC.

A statement from the company revealed that an IT network belonging to one of the many online divisions of the firm was targeted in a “sophisticated cyber-attack” that took place within the last two weeks.

The company also admitted that millions of customers’ personal information may be compromised. The [...]

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