Australian Media Ransomware Attack, 29 March 2021

Channel Nine confirms live broadcasts disrupted by cyber attack

Nine Entertainment warns ransomware recovery ‘will take time’

Source: Channel Nine confirms live broadcasts disrupted by cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)
Source: Nine Entertainment warns ransomware recovery ‘will take time’ | iTnews
Other Breaches related to New South Wales, also incidents in the News, Film and Media sector.

Update: Monday, March 29, Source iTnews “Nine Entertainment warned Monday night that it would be some time before it could fully restore core systems and connectivity following a ransomware infection over the weekend.
Nine has not officially confirmed whether MedusaLocker is the type of malware that was involved, but was reported in The Australian Financial Review”

Sky News Australia: A cyber attack has disrupted Channel Nine’s live broadcasts out of Sydney, the company says.

The broadcaster was unable to air its Sunday morning news program, Weekend Today, which runs from 7:00am to 1:00pm from its Sydney headquarters.

And the network’s 5:00pm news program did not go to air in Melbourne.

“We wish to inform you there has been a cyber attack on our systems which has disrupted live broadcasts out of Nine Sydney,” the company said in an email to staff.

“Our IT teams are working around the clock to fully restore our systems which have primarily affected our broadcast and corporate business units,” the company said in a statement.

“Our IT teams are working around the clock to fully restore our systems which have primarily affected our broadcast and corporate business units,” the company said in a statement.