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BBC Server Hacked By Russian Hacker and tried to Sell System Access

Russian hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain's public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system.


The hacker, known by the monikers “HASH” and “Rev0lver,” placed notices on underground cyber-crime forums stating that it had hacked a BBC server, ftp.bbc.co.uk, and would provide access to those willing to pay, according to Reuters news agency.

The BBC declined to discuss the incident, but the BBC’s security team managed to secure the site on Saturday, according to a source.

Justin Clarke, a principal consultant for the cybersecurity firm Cylance Inc, said that while "HASH" was only offering access to an obscure ftp server, some buyers might see it as a stepping stone to more prized assets within the BBC.


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