On New Year’s Eve, BBC site was attacked by hackers and was made unavailable for few hours after which a BBC source described the hit as a ‘distributed denial of service’ attack. The BBC's online services, including its news website and iPlayer catch-up TV platform, were taken down for a few hours on Thursday by a large web attack. Initial statement by BBC reported the issue must have been because of the technical glitch and the team is working to bring the sites and services back to normal.
Gone were the times when hacking used to cause goose bumps! In the era of computer world and technology, being system hacked is not something surprising. Similar attack happened with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) company reported on Thursday that its digital services had been shut down temporarily in what its news operation described as a hacking attack. On Thursday morning, many of the BBC’s websites and popular video-on-demand services were offline for about three hours, though its television and radio stations were not affected with the attack.