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

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.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 29 Dec 2013 15:10
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  • A5J4DX

    Pathetic for it to even happen...

    29.12.2013 18:46 #1

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