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BBC server took over by Russian cybercriminal
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:07:37 +0000 (UTC)


By Sam Shead
30 December 2013

A Russian hacker gained access to a BBC server over the Christmas period and attempted to sell access to it to other cybercriminals, reports suggest.

US firm Hold Security told Reuters and the Financial Times that it had spotted the hacker advertising the exploit on an underground cybercrime forum.

The BBC’s security team responded to the incident on Saturday and told Reuters that they have since secured the site. However, it’s not clear whether a sale was made before the exploit was addressed.

The media organisation refused to discuss the breach, claiming that it does not comment on security issues.


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