## The cyber criminal, known as "HASH" and "Rev0lver," reached out to other
hackers on Christmas Day.
A Russian hacker took over a computer server at the BBC on Christmas Day and
tried to sell access to other hackers, Reuters reported.
Hold Security LLC, a cybersecurity firm based in Milwaukee, first spotted the
attack after a notorious hacker known by the handles "HASH" and "Rev0lver"
tried to sell access to other cyber criminals, **Alex Holden,** the company's
founder and chief information security officer, told Reuters. The hacker
reportedly offered up copies of files that only somebody with inside access
could have as proof that he or she had successfully hacked into the system.
A BBC spokesman declined to comment, but an anonymous source told Reuters that
the broadcaster responded to the issue on Saturday and believes the site is
secure again. Holden said there is no evidence that the hackers stole any
The BBC, and other media companies, such as _The_ _New York Times,_ have been
targeted by hackers, including the Syrian Electronic Army, in recent months.
_The Times_ also revealed in January that it was repeatedly attacked over four
months by Chinese hackers who obtained ...