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Hackers blacks out BBC website

05:54 PM | 31 Dec, 2015
Hackers blacks out BBC website
LONDON (APP) - Hackers brought down the BBC's websites for several hours on Thursday in a large-scale hacking attack, the British public broadcaster reported.

"Sources within the BBC said the sites were offline thanks to what is known as a 'distributed denial of service' (DDOS) attack," the BBC reported.

Users trying to access BBC.com and related websites could only see an error message saying: "The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy."

The BBC press office blamed the problem on a "technical issue". "We're aware of a technical issue affecting the BBC website and are working to fix this now," it said in a statement.

Despite continued problems with access to the sites, it said in a later update: "The BBC website is now back up and operating normally."

The BBC's international website BBC.com and its news app reached a readership of more than 101 million unique browsers a month earlier this year.

DDOS attacks are used to slow down or disable a network by flooding it with communication requests.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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