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By Lou Marzeles
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Gorge radio stations hit with ransomware

 

October 30, 2019

Some radio stations in the Gorge have been crippled by a ransomware attack last Tuesday.

Bicoastal, a group of radio stations licensed in The Dalles, first reported on its Facebook page that its operations had come to a standstill after its computers reported being held ransom, with the hackers demanding Bitcoin payment before they would release the stations' computers.

"As many of you have already noted, since Tuesday morning programming on all five of our Bicoastal stations has been disrupted," the company stated on its Facebook page. "Early Tuesday morning our computer systems were the victim of a ransomware attack, locking them up and not allowing us to continue with our regular local...



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