The website, www.bjp.org, was down on Tuesday morning and a webpage with a message saying Error 522 showed up in its place. Some Twitter users also flagged the same on social media.
Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday shopping alone; over the whole week period, it is thought to be more than £6 billion.
It also runs Netto discount retail shops in Germany, Poland and Sweden. Netto was not affected by the cyber attack.
According to the global Internet security firm Verisign, the average attack peak size also decreased by 81 percent in the quarter.
The 'WireX' botnet comprises primarily Android devices running malicious applications and is designed to create a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
A hacker group has threatened a cyber attack against seven major South Korean banks if they do not pay 360 million won ($315,000) in the virtual currency bitcoin.
Although, the first quarter of 2017 saw a 23 per cent decrease in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the average peak attack size increased 26 per cent compared to the previous quarter, a new report revealed on Wednesday.
FCC said Monday that its website was hit by deliberate denial of service attacks after it was criticized by comedian John Oliver for its plan to reverse "net neutrality" rules.
'Hajime', meaning 'beginning' in Japanese, was identified by Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab.
A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack.
Interpol discovers about 9,000 infected servers in South-East Asia used for DDoS attacks and spreading spam
An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven south-east Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers.
According to experts, the CERT-In website was down due to a distributed denial of service or DDoS attack.
Cybercriminals will use distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2017 to extend their reach as there are now several Internet of Things (IoT) devices containing outdated codes and operating with well known vulnerabilities, a global security firm warned on Monday.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against D-Link Corp on Thursday, accusing the Taiwan-based manufacturer of failing to take reasonable steps to protect its routers and internet-linked security cameras from hackers.
Following the November 8 demonetisation, cyber security solutions provider TAC Security received more than 50 hacking incidents in a month's time, the company revealed on Tuesday.
An Indian-origin student was arrested after a operation to crackdown on young hackers has been charged with carrying out cyber attacks on a chat site.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks continue to be complex and unpredictable, making them more challenging for companies to mitigate, global domain and internet service provider VeriSign said on Wednesday.
Singaporean telecoms service provider StarHub Ltd said intentional cyber attacks had caused internet connection disruption for some of its home broadband customers on Oct. 22 and Oct. 24.
Up to 10,000 webcams will be recalled in the aftermath of a cyber attack that blocked access last week to some of the world's biggest websites, Chinese manufacturer Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co told Reuters on Tuesday.