Cybersecurity For Broadcasters Retreat: Ransomware And Unique Perspectives On Defense For Media

Executives from Sinclair, Cox and Graham Media will explore the unique threats — and defenses — the media and entertainment industries manage around ransomware attacks in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat on Oct. 18. Register here.

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CEOs Beware: Ransomware Attacks On Broadcasters Hit ‘Ocean’s 11’ Sophistication

Broadcasters need an arsenal of ways to protect and mitigate against smarter ransomware attacks, particularly targeted against vulnerable CEOs as a “when,” not “if” predicament. These are the questions those CEOs should be asking.

Justice Dept. Conducting Cyber Crackdown

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco says that the public should expect to see more arrests and law enforcement action as the Justice Department deals with the threat of ransomware.

Sinclair Probes Weekend Data Breach

The company said it started investigating the security incident on Saturday and on Sunday it and found that certain office and operational networks were disrupted. It is still working to determine what information the data contained. No ransomware groups immediately took credit for the incident.

Sinclair TV Stations Disrupted Across The US

TV operations at several Sinclair-owned stations went down on Sunday in what the stations have described as technical issues, but which sources say is a ransomware attack. The incident occurred in the early hours of the day and took down the Sinclair internal corporate network, email servers, phone services and the broadcasting systems of TV stations.

Cox Stations Still Have No Live Online Streams

The broadcaster is silent as speculation it is victim of ransomware hack continues.

Cox Media Group Hit By Ransomware Attack

From Zoom To Quibi, 2020’S Tech Winners & Losers

We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. In many ways, 2020′s pandemic-induced isolation threw our dependence on technology into overdrive, snipping away at our real-life connections while bringing digital relationships to the fore. But for every life-changing Zoom, […]

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The Real Threat To Stations Of Ransomware

Infiltration of a broadcast server could prompt a total shutdown. Trina Cutter, CEO of Western Reserve Public Media in Kent, Ohio, describes what her station went through when two of its servers were hacked and their data was encrypted.