Investigations underway over massive cyber attack on Nine

The Australian Cyber Security Centre is helping the Nine Network this morning, as it deals with a major cyber attack.

Live television broadcasts were disrupted across the day yesterday, with many employees now working from home or remotely as a precaution.

There is already speculation that Russia may have been involved, as the network was planning to air a piece looking into its dealings.


It’s already being described as the largest cyber attack on an Australian media company in history.

“There are about 30 cyber gangs working in Russia and they do about $2 billion worth of business every year from these type of attacks,” cybersecurity expert Paul Twomey told Nine.
The attack started throwing broadcasts and websites offline from early yesterday morning, but some systems are back working again today.
The Today Show is on air, but a little differently. News and Sports presenter Alex Cullen’s been flown to another studio in Melbourne to do his reports remotely.

Investigations are underway.