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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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security

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".

Published in Security

Nine Entertainment, a major media company in Australia which owns free-to air TV stations and newspapers, says it was hit by a network attack that has interfered with its operations on Sunday.

Published in Security

News Corporation has announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with Facebook, to provide news to users of the social media site Down Under.

Published in Technology Regulation

A shade over two weeks since Treasurer Josh Frydenberg crowed that Australia had put in place "world-leading legislation" to bring Facebook and Google into line, no big news organisation has signed a deal with Facebook to share news content.

Published in Open Sauce

With the news media code now signed into law, it is time for all three entities involved in the drama that played out over the last few weeks — Google, Facebook and the Federal Government — to claim victory.

Published in Open Sauce

Nine Entertainment, owner of a number of well-known newspapers which it bought from the now defunct Fairfax Media, has signed a letter of intent for a five-year deal with Google in return for payment of more than $30 million in cash per annum for use of its news content.

Published in Technology Regulation

More Australian media deals with Google's News Showcase appear to be in the offing, aided by some government sweeteners, with a number of news publishers reported to be in discussions with the online advertising giant set to finalise agreements before the Australian Parliament passes the news media code into law.

Published in Technology Regulation

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said he expects to see "some significant commercial deals" between Australian news publishers and digital platforms before the government votes on its news media code which is currently before Parliament.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government appears to be trying to remove the need for passing the news media code legislation by encouraging, and helping, media companies to join up to Google News Showcase.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government is likely to give Google and Facebook a major concession before it puts its news media code legislation up for a vote, with a clause that says the two companies do not have to cut deals with publishers under the law if they can convince them to sign up to their news products.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Vocus Group says it has granted Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Holdings and its managed funds access to conduct due diligence with a view to the latter following up on its non-binding, indicative offer to buy all the telco's shares at a price of $5.50 per share.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Thirty-five thousand Australian premises are yet to be connected to the national broadband network, but Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has declared that the network is "built and fully operational".

Published in Open Sauce

Australian Broadcasting Corporation managing director David Anderson has reiterated the organisation's changed stance towards Google and Facebook, telling the National Press Club during an address that it would be pushing for payment from these digital entities in the event that they are persuaded to part with cash.

Published in Open Sauce
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