Apparent ransomware attack forces local TV stations offline in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania

June 2, 2021
TV and radio stations owned by the Cox Media Group were forced offline by what was believed to be a ransomware attack starting on June 2, 2021, according to several media reports.The attack affected ABC affiliates WFTV in Orlando, Florida, and WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh, according to an NBC report. NBC’s June 4 report said the stations had been able to produce some broadcasts for their local audiences.The three stations are …