Ransomware attack hits owner of dozens of local news stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the parent company of dozens of news stations across the U.S., was hit by ransomware over the weekend.

Sinclair said in a news release Monday morning that hackers had used ransomware to encrypt some of its key operational servers, rendering them unusable, and stolen some data.

“[T]he event has caused — and may continue to cause — disruption to parts of the Company’s business, including certain aspects of its provision of local advertisements by its local broadcast stations on behalf of its customers,” the release said.

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