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Protecting Your Company from Cyberattacks

| December 23, 2019

By Steven J.J. Weisman
TALKERS 
Legal Editor

 

BOSTON — It is being reported by Jerry Del Colliano that radio giant Entercom has suffered its second major cyberattack in the last three months.  The attack which occurred over the weekend appears to be another ransomware attack.  In a September ransomware attack, it was reported that the hackers demanded a ransom of $500,000 to return control of affected systems which included email, phones, production, billing, and other crucial systems.  These ransomware attacks are not isolated incidents.  In the last year, other major radio companies including Townsquare Media and Radio One were hit with similar ransomware attacks, as were numerous smaller radio stations.  You are never too big or too small to be a victim of a ransomware attack.

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Your Radio Station Is in Danger of Being Hacked

| May 6, 2016

By Steven J.J. Weisman
TALKERS
Legal Editor

 

weismanwriterBOSTON — Radio and television stations are prime targets for hackers with a myriad of different motivations.  Some hackers may simply be looking to hack your station’s websites and computers to temporarily take control of these media to embarrass the station or make a political statement.  Other more profitably inclined criminals are hacking into your computers to trick station employees into downloading ransomware, threatening to destroy your data if you do not pay a ransom.  Still others, motivated by identity theft, are seeking to steal information including W-2s and other personal information for purposes of identity theft, including income tax identity theft.  Finally, some radio and television stations will be targeted by hackers seeking to gain access to your station’s bank accounts or to lure the stations into paying phony invoices.

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