Ransomware Attack Cripples KQED


The San Francisco public radio station has been “bombed back to 20 years ago, technology-wise,” according to senior editor Quenna Kim. According to The San Francisco Chronicle the attack took place in late June and the station is still trying to fix the problem.

All Internet-connected devices, tools and machinery have been cut off to isolate and contain the ransomware attack. The station never went off the air, it’s just taking employees five times longer to do their job. The station is printing and manually distributing scripts and broadcasters have to time segments with a stopwatch.


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