Australian media company Nine Entertainment has restored a number of major systems affected in a network attack which was made public on 28 March but things are still not back to normal.
In a strictly legal sense, Nine Entertainment is correct in continuing to push the notion that it has not received a ransom note after it announced on 28 March that it had fallen victim to what was described as a "cyber attack", a senior security researcher has told iTWire.
Nine Entertainment is maintaining a no-official-comment policy on the breach of its Sydney network that came to light on 28 March, but the company appears to have no objection to its staff making the wildest of claims about the incident.
Claims by Nine Entertainment newspapers that the AFP is involved in investigating a network attack on the company's Sydney offices appear to be overblown.
Melbourne's Eastern Health which was hit by a network attack on 17 March is still struggling to cope, with many systems still offline.
The network attack on Nine Entertainment, made public on Sunday, appears to have been carried out by unknown miscreants using a strain of Windows ransomware known as MedusaLocker which was discovered back in 2019.
Australian media company Nine Entertainment claims Russia or North Korea may be behind a network attack on the company which led to major issues on Sunday, preventing its TV network from presenting a full line-up of programs.
Channel Nine, the main TV channel owned by Nine Entertainment, has managed to put its breakfast show Today to air on Monday, a day after the show's weekend edition could not be aired on Sunday due to what the company has called a "cyber attack".
Oil and gas giant Shell has fallen victim to a network attack, with the breach being through vulnerabilities in Accellion's File Transfer Appliance product. Data belonging to its stakeholders and subsidiaries has been compromised.
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