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

Posted on January 3rd, 2016.

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...

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Cybersecurity

BBC Attack Continues Trend of DDoS December

Posted on January 1st, 2016.

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...

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Hacking

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

Posted on October 6th, 2015.

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...

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Breaches

Carphone Warehouse Hack Leads to Data Breach of 2.4 Million Users

Posted on August 9th, 2015.

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...

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Education

Students in UK to Get Free Arduino-Like Computers from BBC

Posted on July 8th, 2015.

The BBC recently unveiled the Micro Bit, a computer that the makers hope will inspire the next generation of programmers for the Internet of Things. All kids in UK Year Seven, or around ages 11-12, will be given the chance to have one of the microcomputers at the beginning of the school year, in October. The computer has a web-based...

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DDoS Attacks

Top Gear Fans DDoS BBC in Response to Jeremy Clarkson Suspension

Posted on March 16th, 2015.

Or did they? The BBC has denied any correlation between the suspension of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and its website being inaccessible recently. A spokesman told the Daily Mail: