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bbc logo1 300x224 BBC News website goes downAccording to reports BBC News website (http://news.bbc.co.uk) went down due to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack at07:00 PM BST. Further details pending.

A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root nameservers.

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