Russian hacker HASH took control of a BBC server
Russian hacker HASH took control of a BBC server: The Russian hacker known as “HASH” and “Rev0lver” took control of a BBC server and attempted to sell access to it to other cybercriminals.
A hacker compromised a server at the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and started a Christmas Day campaign to sell the access to the machine to other cyber criminals. The evidences of the attack were first found by Hold Security LLC, a security firm in Milwaukee, that monitoring Underground forums noted the offer of a notorious Russian hacker known by the pseudonyms “HASH” and “Rev0lver,”. The cyber criminal was attempting to sell access to the BBC server on December 25, according the revelation made Alex Holden, the Hold Security LLC’s founder and chief information security officer, to the Reuters.
The Russian hacker advertised his hack showing some files stored on the server, he offered to other high-profile hackers the access upon payment.
At the moment it is not clear if more than a cyber criminals acceded to the server, security department at BBC promptly worked and it seems that the flaw was already fixed despite a BBC spokesman declined any comment on the attack.
There aren’t news on data breach or related to any other damage consequence of the cyber attack, it is known that the compromised server hosts an “obscure password-protected website”. It seems that the server was allegedly compromised via the file-transfer site ftp.bbc.co.uk.