BBC System Compromised on Christmas Day

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BBC unfortunately fell victim to a hacker on Christmas Day, and the culprit had a unique take on the giving spirit. The Russian cyber bully (known both as HASH and Rev0lver) launched a Christmas Day campaign to encourage other hackers to purchase sensitive site information from him, and it remains unknown whether any took him up on the offer.

Though BBC declined to comment on security issues via The Huffington Post, it is believed that the server is now secure.

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