People think Anonymous hacked the BBC because Jeremy Clarkson

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Saturday 14 March 2015 16:30
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Some people are speculating that the Anonymous group of hacktivists have attacked the BBC website over the suspension of Jeremy Clarkson.

The BBC website was down for a period of time on Saturday afternoon, and the Mirror, which carried the story at the top of its site, claims the group of hackers followed through on a threat from earlier in the week.

According to the paper, the group threatened to carry out a DDoS attack on the website unless the Top Gear presenter was reinstated.

The BBC website showed an error message to anyone trying to visit the site at Saturday lunchtime, explaining that either there was abnormal traffic or their servers were currently unavailable.

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