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A cyber-attack has disrupted the operations of Pop TV, Slovenia’s most popular TV channel

Exploit: Ransomware

Pop TV: Television Network

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Risk to Business: 1.2011 = Severe

Ransomware practitioners stole the show at Pop TV, Slovenia’s most popular TV channel. As a result news programs including the station’s news broadcast 24UR were unable to show any computer graphics. Particularly irksome for customers was the fact that the attack prevented new content from being added to the platform, impacting streaming any of its channels and live sporting events, such as the Winter Olympics. Slovenia’s Computer Emergency Response Team, SI-CERT is investigating.

No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Cybercriminals looking for fast money are likely to target businesses that are in time-sensitive industries.

Source: the record media