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Ransomware attacks also affect Australian television

The company Nielsen, which is active in the field of market research and data analysis, was not able to present the ratings for Australian television due to ransomware attack.


The TV ratings could not be aired either on Tuesday or Wednesday night, and the local TV blog, TV Tonight he says that the ratings may not be available again until early next week.

According to Nielsen, the projection data has not stopped being collected and will be published as soon as attack end. "We are confident that we will keep the industry informed as new information becomes available on the subject," the company spokesman added.

Nielsen said the attack was limited to most of its global operations, but had affected the Australian television measurement data center.

"Nielsen's global and local infrastructure teams have taken steps to mitigate the incident, have launched a vigorous investigation and are currently working to resolve the issue as soon as possible," a company spokesman told local media.

Increase in ransomware cases

In recent hours, other companies have also fallen victims ransomware attacks outside of Nielsen. The company that manufactures smart watches Garmin had to shut down many of its operations, as some of its production systems and network were encrypted by hackers. The company was even forced to shut down its website, data synchronization service, airline database, call centers and some production lines in Asia.

In addition, malicious agents have targeted ransomware at least eight universities in the United Kingdom and Canada, through attacks on cloud computing systems and education management software provider Blackbaud.

However, non-profit organizations Human Rights Watch and Young Minds also confirmed that they were affected by infringement.


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