LONDON — A group called New World Hacking has claimed responsibility for an attack that brought down the BBC’s website for several hours on Thursday.

The group says it goes after Islamic State (ISIS) online activity, but carried out the BBC attack to test its capabilities. A BBC source said it was a “distributed denial of service” (DDOS) attack, in which a target is bombarded with traffic from multiple sources to try and overwhelm it.

“It was only a test, we didn’t exactly plan to take it down for multiple hours. Our servers are quite strong,” the group said, according to the BBC. Read more…

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Group says BBC website hack was a test for attack on ISIS