A cyber attack hit the Weather Channel and forced it off the air for at least 90 minutes.
The broadcaster confirmed via Twitter that the incident is the result of a cyber attack, it claims that the problems were caused by “a malicious software attack on the network.”
Details are scant at the moment and a tweet from the station does not lift the haze, informing only that it was the victim of “a malicious software attack on the network.”
This morning the broadcaster transmitted a taped programming “Heavy Rescue” instead of the “AMHQ” live show.
The live show started more than 90 minutes later and the anchors informing viewers of the cyber attack. IT staff has restored the normal operations using the backups.
Federal law enforcement has immediately started an investigation on the case, at the time The Weather Channel did not disclose technical details about the attack.
According to 11 Alive News, the attack was caused by