Hacker Attacked BBC Servers on Christmas Eve to Sell System Access

Hacker Attacked BBC Servers on Christmas Eve to Sell System Access

A hacker attack was attempted on the world's largest and oldest broadcaster, BBC, by a cyber criminal on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Day campaign was used on the site by the hacker to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system.

According to a person close to cleanup efforts, BBC's security team contrived successfully to secure the site from the hacker's attack on Saturday. No comment was sought from the BBC on the issue as when tried to speak with one of the BBC spokesmen, he refused to talk about it as security issues are not allowed to be commented on.

Company's founder and Chief Information Security Officer, Alex Holden told to Reuters, "So far Hold Security researchers have found no evidence the conversations led to a deal or that data was stolen from the BBC".

A cyber security firm in Milwaukee first identified the attack. The firm monitors underground cybercrime forums in search of stolen information. There is still uncertainty over any information has been stolen or not. The hacker might have caused damage to the site, but no evidence has been found yet to prove the same. BBC is of the belief that it has secured the site.


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