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Friday January 01, 2016

BBC Website Hit By Cyber Attack

Nothing like a DDoS attack to ring in the new year. The BBC would not comment on the attack other than to say that they were "aware of a technical issue" and that they had "fixed" the problem.

The BBC's sites, which rank only behind Google and Facebook in visitor numbers in Britain, according to Internet analytics firm comScore, were hit from 0700 GMT, with many users receiving an error message rather than content. The broadcaster itself reported it had been hit by a "distributed denial of service (DDoS)" attack, citing sources within the organization.

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