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Australia – Channel Nine

Exploit: Hacking
Channel Nine: Television Network

Risk to Small Business: 1.422 = Extreme

In an especially audacious attack, hackers disrupted broadcast operations at Channel Nine, preventing the station from transmitting its popular Sunday morning news program, which runs from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm out of studios in Sidney as well as its 5 pm evening news broadcast. The 6 pm broadcast was facilitated by studios in Melbourne. The company acted quickly to restore operations.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was declared as compromised immediately but the investigation is ongoing and more details may emerge.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hackers are bold and dangerous One security failure can have big consequences for operations, causing delays and dissatisfaction for clients.