Reports from the Australian TV network, Nine Network, stated they were the victim of an attack that affected their services, which was similar to a ransomware attack but without a ransom demand. Some shows are back on the air, but the media and news sector of the network was heavily affected. The company suspects that the attack may have been state-sponsored. Nine Network was planning on airing a segment on the suspected use of poison by Russia’s president to kill dissidents overseas. China is also in a tense stand-off with Australia as they have levied unilateral tariffs on Australian products in response to Australia’s blocks on Chinese investments in sensitive areas and calls for an investigation into the origin of COVID-19. The attack on Nine Network came just hours after the Parliament House in Australia was hit by a suspected ransomware attack. The attack on Nine Network is the biggest the country has seen.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased