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BBC FTP Server Hacked by a Russian Hacker

31. December 2013 12:24 by CA in Hack

A BBC FTP server ftp.bbc.co.uk was compromised by a Russian hacker and access to it touted online, say computer security researchers.

The hacker behind the attack on the internet-facing file store tried to sell access to the infiltrated system to other criminals on Christmas Day. Hold Security spotted someone trying to sell access to ftp.bbc.co.uk, according to Reuters.

 

The hacked service was used by reporters to file material from the field, and by advertisers to upload video to BBC Worldwide channels. The invaded computer was cleaned up over the weekend. More...