Sinclaire TV Stations known as Sinclair Broadcast Group published a press release yesterday where they announced the company being hit by a ransomware attack. It happened during the weekend, as this is the new timeframe most ransomware operators seem to prefer recently. The company also confirmed that the threat actors behind the attack performed network data theft.
On October 16, 2021, the Company identified and began to investigate and take steps to contain a potential security incident. On October 17, 2021, the Company identified that certain servers and workstations in its environment were encrypted with ransomware, and that certain office and operational networks were disrupted. Data also was taken from the Company’s network. The Company is working to determine what information the data contained and will take other actions as appropriate based on its review.
The new cyberattack follows another one that happened in July 2021 when a security breach triggered the need for urgent password changing for all Sinclair stations.
Sinclair TV Stations Hit By a Ransomware Attack
According to BleepingComputer, a source informed the publication that the corporate Active Directory domain represented the means by which the cybercriminals managed to impact several Sinclair TV Stations. The Active