‘Malicious software attack’ knocked the Weather Channel off-air for more than an hour


The FBI is currently investigating a “malicious software attack” that interrupted the Weather Channel’s non-stop 24-hour-a-day coverage.

The Weather Channel suddenly went dark for more than an hour on Thursday during its live morning broadcast. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, an FBI spokesperson said the outage was the result of a ransomware attack.


— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) April 18, 2019

“We experienced issues with this morning’s live broadcast following a malicious software attack on the network,” the Weather Channel said in a statement. “We were able to restore live programming quickly through backup mechanisms. Federal law enforcement is actively investigating the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience to viewers as we work to resolve the matter.” Read more…

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