Tomorrow GCHQ’s website www.gchq.gov.uk was suffering from downtime and it could be a denial of service attack, some of the noticeable performance issues yesterday:
The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is a British intelligence agency responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the British government and armed forces.
Last Week, it was revelaed by the documents from the NSA Leaker Snowden’s documents that the British Spy Agency GCHQ used DDoS Attack against the Anonymous hackers during the operation Payback which was used to take down some high profile websites like: MasterCard, Visa, Amazon, Moneybookers, and PostFinance.
Upon searching more about the Snowden documets we find that DDoS Attacks are illegal in the UK under the Police and Justice Act 2006, yet the leaked secret slides shows that GCHQ may have used such techniques against Anonymous.
One of the website of Anonymous group of hackers anonnews.org published a statement after the revelation of Secret documents which showed GCHQ attacked on Anonymous through DDoS Attacks.
— AnonOpsCenter (@AnonOpsCenter) February 12, 2014