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Channel 9 broadcast disrupted by cyber attack

Nine confirmed Channel 9 broadcast disrupted by cyber attack.

user icon Liam Garman
Sun, 28 Mar 2021
Channel 9 broadcast disrupted by cyber attack
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Nine has confirmed that a cyber security breach was the source of Channel 9's broadcasting shut down on Sunday, 28 March.

While the motive for the attack still remains unclear, the company has referred the matter to the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

Director for people and culture at Nine, Vanessa Morley, noted that the company is working to identify the outstanding issues.

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"We wish to inform you there has been a cyber-attack on our systems which has disrupted live broadcasts out of Nine Sydney (1 Denison). Our IT teams are working around the clock to fully restore our systems, which have primarily affected our Broadcast and Corporate business units,” Morley outlined.

While Channel 9's regular broadcast is currently operational, the Weekend Today program this morning was disrupted.

More to come.

Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Liam Garman is the editor of leading Australian security and defence publications Cyber Daily and Defence Connect. 

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra, with a thesis on postmodernism and disinformation operations. 

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