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.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 29 Dec 2013 15:10