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Report: A BBC server was taken over by hackers on Christmas Day

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 29 Dec 2013 3:10 User comments (1)

Report: A BBC server was taken over by hackers on Christmas Day According to Reuters, a hacker secretly took over a BBC server and then tried to sell access to the system on Christmas Day.
It is unclear if any buyers purchased access, but BBC's security team believes they have re-secured the site.

BBC would only say that "we do not comment on security issues."

The server managed a small, obscure password-protected website, so it is also unclear whether any data was stolen in the attack. The site in question was ftp.bbc.co.uk.

Hold Security LLC, a cybersecurity firm that secretly monitors forums for stolen information, first revealed the attack. The firm said that while observing a Russian hacker known as "HASH" or "Rev0lver," they saw attempts to sell access to the server.

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129.12.2013 18:46

Pathetic for it to even happen...

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