BBC web services go down
Internet users lost access to the BBC's online services earlier this morning, leaving viewers without access to the iPlayer and other popular webpages.
The BBC confirmed a 'technical issue' that it was working hard on resolving. By late morning, some pages began to reappear, although users continued to report frequent "Error 500" messages. A reason for the outage has not been provided, although there's a lot of unfounded speculation circulating the web.
It's the first major fault for the BBC website since July 2014, when the iPlayer went down.
Update: In the meantime, BBC News has confirmed that the problem was due to a massive attack, whereby the BBC websites were swamped with more traffic than it could handle. Who was behind the attack has not been disclosed. Earlier this month, British universities suffered a similar attack.