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Exclusive: Hacker took over BBC server, tried to ‘sell’ access on Christmas Day

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Dec
2013

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britains public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system. HASH sought to convince high-profile hackers that he had infiltrated the site by showing them files that could only be accessed by somebody who really controlled it, Holden said.

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