Hackers Attack UK’s News International Servers

By: Charles Arthur | Guardian.co.uk

Hackers attacked servers used by News International to publish some of its digital content at 2am on Thursday morning, apparently in retaliation for coverage in the Sun of the activities of the LulzSec hacking collective.

A senior source within News International confirmed to the Guardian that third-party architecture was affected for a couple of hours by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, in which hundreds or thousands of machines make repetitive demands on an internet server.

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