Hacker took over BBC server - report

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Experts said his potential buyers may have included criminals hoping to fabricate stories on the BBC News website that would cause chaos in financial markets.

London - A Russian hacker took over a BBC computer server and tried to sell access to the corporation’s IT systems, it has been claimed.

Experts said his potential buyers may have included criminals hoping to fabricate stories on the BBC News website that would cause chaos in financial markets. They could then make millions by betting on the fluctuation in share prices.

Alex Holden of cypersecurity firm Hold Security said the attack was spotted on Christmas Day after the hacker, known as Hash, posted screenshots of the BBC server. It is thought the corporation took three days to contain the breach. - Daily Mail

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