Hackers were able to disrupt live broadcasts from an Australian news channel at the same time Parliament’s House email system was taken offline for a concurrent breach, according to Sky News.
As a result of the attack, Channel Nine’s Sunday morning news program – “Weekend Today” – did not air, along with the station’s 5pm news show. Future programming is expected to progress on schedule. Channel Nine is investigating whether the hack was a matter of “criminal sabotage or the work of a foreign nation,” according to the report.
Meanwhile, the Australian government was forced to cut access to IT and emails at Parliament House via an external provider was compromised.
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
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