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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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  • Merry Christmas ... (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 30, 2013 @12:09PM (#45818879)

    ... to me!

    These guys are getting a little smarter. Not a lot of eyes on the servers on Christmas. And a lot of card traffic at Target on Black Friday (still a great take even if would have been discovered after just one day).

    Timing is everything folks. Just when you least expect them ...

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