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

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

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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

'Sherlock' special recap: 'The Abominable Bride' cleverly marries mystery with mythology

‘Sherlock’ special recap: ‘The Abominable Bride’ cleverly marries mystery with mythology

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Warning: This post contains spoilers for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, which aired Friday, Jan. 1, in the U.S. and U.K.

Friday night’s Sherlock special has been a long time coming for fans of the high functioning sociopath. Two whole years to be exact. But the time has come; Sherlock Holmes has returned to our screens, if only for a night

The special begins in the late 1800s: Watson has returned from the second Afghan war where he has been working as an army doctor and is in need of a place to stay. Holmes and Watson are introduced by a mutual friend in the morgue — sound familiar? This initial introduction plays out almost identically to what we saw way back in 2010 in Season 1, Episode 1 Read more…

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‘Sherlock’ special recap: ‘The Abominable Bride’ cleverly marries mystery with mythology