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BBC Sites offline : Tue Night 29 Mar

Don't blame BT on this occasion, just VPN'd into work and can't get them to load from there either (& no we're not on the BT network)

 

 

Whoops, looks like it's fallen off DNS

 

F:\Users\Mike>nslookup www.bbc.co.uk
Server:  google-public-dns-a.google.com
Address:  8.8.8.8

DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
*** google-public-dns-a.google.com can't find www.bbc.co.uk: Server failed

 

DISCLAIMER: although I work in the industry I do not work for BT and any opinions given are purely my own.
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Re: BBC Sites offline : Tue Night 29 Mar

Its been hacked, its all over 4chan.
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Re: BBC Sites offline : Tue Night 29 Mar

runs away to take a look

 

in the meantime

 

http://www.mattcornock.co.uk/blog/matt/bbc-website-down-offline-29-mar-twitter-reaction

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Re: BBC Sites offline : Tue Night 29 Mar

It's now back online.

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Re: BBC Sites offline : Tue Night 29 Mar

was only off for an hour. Cleaners must have unplugged the wrong cable ;o)

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Re: BBC Sites offline : Tue Night 29 Mar

Aye, definitely the cleanersSmiley Happy and nothing at all to do with the static switch PDU that ISmiley Surprised (and othersSmiley Wink) installed about 10 years agoSmiley Indifferent!!

 

edit. HonestSmiley Tongue

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Re: BBC Sites offline : Tue Night 29 Mar

Technical problems with the BBC website saw a total outage of the news site, iPlayer and other web services yesterday.

 

BBC bosses admitted that there had been a "major network problem" caused by multiple systems and their backups failing.

 

Some users, writing online, have speculated that the site had been subject to a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

 

Typically, hackers will crash a website's servers by swamping it with requests, usually from computers that have been hijacked using malicious software.

 

The BBC said that, at this stage, there was no indication that the failure had been caused by such an attack.

 

Paul Mutton, a security researcher at Netcraft, said that traffic patterns around the BBC site immediately before and after the outage suggested that it was down to a technical failure.

 

"It did not look like a DDoS. It was a very abrupt outage," he explained.

 

full story - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12904586

 

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