Sources tell Florida News Center that a week and a half ago, Sarasota 24hr news outlet SNN lost most of it’s news/graphics automation system and several newsroom computers to a ransomware trojan horse.
The ransomware started on a single computer and was then spread through the station via routine file sharing during the work day. The station’s automated newscasts system had to be quickly rebuilt to keep the 24hr news feed cycling. Unknown to viewers, the station was essentially off the air for most of the day while the system was rebuilt, using an older newscasts to fill the void. Nearly a days worth of live newscasts were lost. Read the rest of this entry →