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Hacker Took Over BBC Server, Tried To Sell Access On Christmas Day 41

Posted by samzenpus
from the you're-a-mean-one dept.
An anonymous reader writes in with this story about a hacker that took over a BBC server during the Christmas holiday. "A 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. While it is not known if the hacker found any buyers, the BBC's security team responded to the issue on Saturday and believes it has secured the site, according to a person familiar with the cleanup effort. A BBC spokesman declined to discuss the incident. 'We do not comment on security issues,' he said."
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Hacker Took Over BBC Server, Tried To Sell Access On Christmas Day

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  • Re:It would work (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 30, 2013 @12:34PM (#45819047)

    People in the UK pay to see a made-for-TV Doctor Who movie in theaters.

    People all over the world pay to see Movies in movie in theatres when they could torrent it and watch it on a crappy TV or a computer monitor.

    It's about the quality of the experience, not penny pinching. This is especially the case if you are a big enough fan of Dr Who, Star War, Avatar, The Hobbit, Aliens, Predator.... etc. going to see the movie is actually worth it and watching it on TV, particularly the first time you watch it, is spoiling the experience. I watched the Dr Who movie in 3D and to me it was worth it even though I'm not a hardcore fan.

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