KNEO radio station attacked by ransomware

KNEO radio station, a Christian radio station, got hit with ransomware and wound up with all its audio files corrupted. FourStatesHomePage reports that the radio station first became aware of the attack on Sunday afternoon when they experienced a system breakdown.

The staff of KNEO became aware of the system breakdown Sunday afternoon. The station’s general manager, Mark Taylor, said they had received threats and demands for $100 thousand, but they did not pay and did their best to keep the hackers at bay by having IT technicians work on the issue

The problem was traced back to to Russia, because the type of software used in the attack was similar to what was used to penetrate top government agency computers.


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