Yes, BBC was taken down by a new hackers hang called New World Hackers using a new tool called BangStresser, able to launch an attack of up to 602 Gbps.
You can read these posts from Graham Culey and ZDNet about the attacks to BBC and Donald Trump´s campaign site. Ownz, one of the members of the hacking gang, said these attacks were a test, because their real objective is to take down ISIS campaign. It seems they are using Amazon Web Services to launch the attacks:
“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.”
Like they said: This is just the start of a new year…
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