The British Broadcasting Company confirmed that the DDoS attack also affected iPlayer Radio app and iPlayer catch-up service.
Who is behind the attack?
At the time I was writing there are no news regarding the attack or possible responsible.
“DDOS is a blunt form of attack which takes volume and not skill. It’s a very basic attack tool. One analogy is too many people trying to get through a revolving door at the same time so that the door gets stuck.” said a National Crime Agency spokesperson.
This isn’t the first incident suffered by the British Broadcasting Company, exactly in the same day in 2013, Russian hackers known as “HASH” and “Rev0lver” took control of a company server and attempted to sell access to it to other cybercriminals.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.