Sinclair News (Motto: “We’re the Clear Channel of Fox Newses!”), local providers of politburo approved centralized opinion, was hit by a ransomware attack:
(CNN Business)Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI), one of the largest TV station operators in the US, said Monday that a ransomware incident is disrupting some of its office and operational networks.
At an early afternoon town hall meeting held via Zoom, staffers were told that the ripple effects are widespread and the full ramifications are not yet known.
But not to worry, they are bravely soldiering ahead:
“Still no email, phones, file video or graphics,” a reporter said Monday.
“They expect us to keep broadcasting as if we aren’t down,” a reporter at a different station said…
Some of the impacts of the ransomware attack are visible to viewers. At WBFF in Baltimore, Sinclair’s flagship station, Monday’s midday newscasts aired without any of the usual graphics or accompaniments. Some of the usually live segments were clearly pretaped.
How could the viewers tell the difference? Is there a difference?