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Hackers silence radio station’s online stream

San Fransisco Bay Area radio station KQED was hit by hackers, who knocked out the station’s online radio stream for hours.
 
In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle, communications manager Brenda Tucker had this to say about the apparent hack: “KQED observed suspicious activity late Thursday afternoon on several computers on the IT network. Our broadcast operations, TV and radio, were not affected and we have been on the air without interruption. We had an outage on the radio live stream from Thursday evening to 9:30 this morning. This was the only issue that affected our services to the public.”
 
A statement was tacked up next to doors and elevators inside KQED. It read: “Network security issue. Do not use your PC or turn it off or on. Contact your manager. All network and wifi services are off until further notice.”
 
It’s unknown at this point if this was a ransomware attack — much like recent attacks around the globe — and if so whether KQED paid the ransom.
 
(Pictured: The back of the KQED building)

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