- Jul 27, 2015
A cyber-attack has disrupted live broadcasts on Australia's Channel Nine TV network, prompting concerns about the country's vulnerability to hackers.
The broadcaster said it was unable to air several shows on Sunday, including Weekend Today. Nine said it was investigating whether the hack was "criminal sabotage or the work of a foreign nation". Australia's parliament was also investigating a possible cyber-attack in Canberra on Sunday. Assistant Defence Minister Andrew Hastie said access to IT and emails at Parliament House had been cut as a precaution. He said this was done in response to issues affecting an "external provider", without elaborating.
The broadcaster says it is investigating whether the hack was "the work of a foreign nation".