Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment was unable to air its Sunday news bulletin from its Sydney headquarters due to “technical difficulties” which is suspected to be a cyber attack.
Nine’s Weekend Today show which runs from 7 am to 1 pm did not go air. In a statement, Channel Nine said it was “responding to technical issues” affecting its live broadcasting.
“At this stage we’re working through the impacts and will provide updates as we resolve the systems.”
The network, which owns the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and The Age newspapers, did not confirm the cyber attack. But the source who did not want to be indentified as he was not allowed to speak to media said Nine management had informed staff that a malicious cyber attack was suspected.
Nine is now trying to get a news bulletin out through Melbourne “using a server that hasn’t been compromised,” the source said.