Talking recent hacks in Australia on ABC Melbourne

Screenshot from Nine’s news alert confirming last weekend’s cyber attack.
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It’s a week since Australian media company Nine Entertainment became the victim of what’s been called a ransomware attack, one that affected TV and print operations. We still don’t know all that many facts, but on Tuesday I spoke about what we knew on ABC Melbourne.

Nine summarised the state of play on Tuesday in Why was Nine hacked and how do cyber attacks actually work?, which speculates that it could’ve been China. Or Russia. Or, as I say in this interview with Virginia Trioli, space aliens or cyber orcs.

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Bonus link: More background from Ariel Bogle from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, speaking on ABC RN Breakfast, Was the Nine cyber attack ransomware? – Technology with Ariel Bogle.