Channel Nine Forced To Shut Down All Live Programming Due To ‘Cyber ​​Attack’ By ‘Russian Hackers’

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Channel Nine had to cancel much of its live programming on Sunday due to an “unprecedented cyber attack.”

TV Blackbox reports that the technical malfunctions, according to security experts, were orchestrated by ‘Russian hackers’ who wanted to stop Monday’s broadcast of Under Investigation, which focuses on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The website published a statement from the network, which was issued to Nine staff and the media, confirming a cyber attack.

Closed: Channel Nine had to cancel much of its live programming on Sunday due to an `` unprecedented cyber attack. ''  Pictured: Hosts Rebecca Maddern, Richard Wilkins, and Jayne Azzopardi earlier today

Closed: Channel Nine had to cancel much of its live programming on Sunday due to an “ unprecedented cyber attack. ” Pictured: Hosts Rebecca Maddern, Richard Wilkins, and Jayne Azzopardi earlier today

In the statement, nine representatives said they have “ contingencies ” to ensure the evening’s NRL contest and news bulletins are aired.

It said: ‘We would like to inform you that a cyber attack has taken place on our systems that disrupted live broadcasts from Nine Sydney (1 Denison).

As a result, we weren’t able to get Weekend Today aired this morning, but hit several contingencies to ensure the NRL and our 6pm bulletins continue.

In a statement, nine representatives said, 'We would like to inform you that a cyber attack has taken place on our systems that disrupted live broadcasts from Nine Sydney'

In a statement, nine representatives said, 'We would like to inform you that a cyber attack has taken place on our systems that disrupted live broadcasts from Nine Sydney'

In a statement, nine representatives said, ‘We would like to inform you that a cyber attack has taken place on our systems that disrupted live broadcasts from Nine Sydney’

“Our IT teams work around the clock to fully restore our systems, which mainly affected our Broadcast and Corporate business units. Publication and radio systems remain operational.

“While our IT teams are solving this problem, we ask that all employees, in all markets, work from home until further notice.”

Nine journalist Alicia Loxley also said during a news report aired today in Melbourne: “Cyber ​​hackers have attacked Channel Nine in a massive ransomware attack that is shutting down its network across Australia.

Hacked?  TV Blackbox reports that the technical malfunctions, according to security experts, were orchestrated by 'Russian hackers' who wanted to stop Monday's broadcast of Under Investigation, which focuses on Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Pictured: Host Liz Hayes

Hacked?  TV Blackbox reports that the technical malfunctions, according to security experts, were orchestrated by 'Russian hackers' who wanted to stop Monday's broadcast of Under Investigation, which focuses on Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Pictured: Host Liz Hayes

Hacked? TV Blackbox reports that the technical malfunctions, according to security experts, were orchestrated by ‘Russian hackers’ who wanted to stop Monday’s broadcast of Under Investigation, which focuses on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Pictured: Host Liz Hayes

Target?  Monday's episode of the current affairs series aims to `` expose Vladimir Putin's deadly chemical assassination campaign waged against his enemies in the streets of Western countries, '' according to a description available online.  Pictured: Putin

Target?  Monday's episode of the current affairs series aims to `` expose Vladimir Putin's deadly chemical assassination campaign waged against his enemies in the streets of Western countries, '' according to a description available online.  Pictured: Putin

Target? Monday’s episode of the current affairs series aims to “ expose Vladimir Putin’s deadly chemical assassination campaign waged against his enemies in the streets of Western countries, ” according to a description available online. Pictured: Putin

“No one has claimed responsibility for the bug, but IT experts are working to get systems back online.”

TV Blackbox has claimed that “security experts have told the network that the attack is likely from Russia due to the sophistication of the hack” and that those hackers are targeting Under Investigation.

Monday’s episode of the current affairs series, hosted by Liz Hayes, aims to “ expose Vladimir Putin’s deadly chemical assassination campaign against his enemies on the streets of Western countries, ” according to a description available online.

However, the episode is pre-recorded and will air as scheduled on Monday evenings.

Struggle: Nine is currently struggling to get its live programming back on the air, with the Today show and news bulletins ready to resume

Struggle: Nine is currently struggling to get its live programming back on the air, with the Today show and news bulletins ready to resume

Struggle: Nine is currently struggling to get its live programming back on the air, with the Today show and news bulletins ready to resume

Nine is currently in the process of getting its live programming back on the air, with the Today show and news bulletins continuing.

It comes after viewers were baffled on Sunday morning after Channel Nine’s Weekend Today was canceled at the last minute due to “ technical issues. ”

The popular breakfast show, hosted by Richard Wilkins and Rebecca Maddern, was supposed to air at the usual 7am time, but was bizarrely dropped at the last minute, with Nine announcing the news on social media.

'Technical Problems': It comes after viewers were baffled on Sunday morning after Channel Nine's Weekend Today was canceled at the last minute due to 'technical problems'.  Channel Nine confirmed that Weekend Today was being pulled on social media

'Technical Problems': It comes after viewers were baffled on Sunday morning after Channel Nine's Weekend Today was canceled at the last minute due to 'technical problems'.  Channel Nine confirmed that Weekend Today was being pulled on social media

‘Technical Problems’: It comes after viewers were baffled on Sunday morning after Channel Nine’s Weekend Today was canceled at the last minute due to ‘technical problems’. Channel Nine confirmed that Weekend Today was being pulled on social media

Weekend Today cannot be broadcast at this time due to technical issues. # 9Today, ‘Posted Nine, an entire hour after the show would be on screen.

Rebecca confirmed they were on set and ready to go and shared a photo next to Dickie and Jayne Azzopardi with the caption: ‘We’re so sorry but we had some technical issues this morning so we can’t get on the air . We are there when things change. ‘

A Channel Nine spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that technical issues were to blame, adding, “We will return to normal programming as soon as possible.”

Returning soon: Nine is currently getting its live programming back on the air, with the Today show and news bulletins ready to resume

Returning soon: Nine is currently getting its live programming back on the air, with the Today show and news bulletins ready to resume

Returning soon: Nine is currently getting its live programming back on the air, with the Today show and news bulletins ready to resume