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Feder: Ransomware attack reported at Entercom stations

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  • Entercom Communications won't confirm reports that it has been crippled by a company-wide ransomware attack, affecting e-mail, internet, telephones, music scheduling, production, billing and other internal digital systems.

    Entercom Communications won't confirm reports that it has been crippled by a company-wide ransomware attack, affecting e-mail, internet, telephones, music scheduling, production, billing and other internal digital systems.

 
 

Entercom Communications won't confirm reports that it has been crippled by a companywide ransomware attack, affecting email, internet, telephones, music scheduling, production, billing and other internal digital systems, Robert Feder writes.

"We are experiencing a disruption of some IT systems, including email," a company statement said. "We apologize for any inconvenience and are working around the clock to resolve this issue."

On Tuesday RadioInsight.com reported a $500,000 ransom demand, which the trade publication said the company does not plan to pay.

Entercom Chicago includes all-news WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM, sports/talk WSCR 670-AM, Top 40 WBBM 96.3-FM, adult album alternative WXRT 93.1-FM, country WUSN 99.5-FM, and classic hip-hop WBMX 104.3-FM.

A tip of the hat to WBBM Newsradio business editor Len Walter, who reported on the breakdown Tuesday and its impact on his own station.

Get the full report, and more Chicago media news, at robertfeder.com.