A Russian hacker has managed to gain the access to the BBC server and then attempted to sell the access to other cyber criminals in the underground Russian forums.
In an exclusive report, Reuters said that the cyber attack was first identified by a cyber security firm "Hold Security" while monitoring the underground cyber crime forums.
The firm told Reuters that its researchers observed a Russian hacker goes by Online handle "Hash" and "Rev0lver" attempt to sell access to the BBC server on Christmas day(Dec 25th).
The researchers have found no evidence the conversations led to a deal or that data was stolen from the BBC. The BBC Security team is reportedly fixed the issue in question.