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Ransomware Knocks TV Channel Off the Air

A successful ransomware attack was able to knock the Weather Channel off the air and interrupted live TV broadcast for 90 minutes. The station was able to resume operation by restoring affected computers from backups. The initial infection vector is not disclosed but the malware can be installed from opening phishing email containing weaponised Office or PDF attachment. Recent ransomware incidents also demonstrated a targeted approach where hackers probed the organisation's network for poorly secured RDP and VPS access points.

[1] The Weather Channel Goes Off the Air for 90 Minutes after Ransomware Infection

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