Sinclair TV stations still recovering from hack

Several weeks after a massive ransomware attack, the company that owns the two CBS TV affiliates in the region is still struggling to get all of its systems back up and running. And that still doesn’t say much about what happened.

Sinclair Communications, the owner of the most television stations in America, is publicly traded and held its Q3 conference call with stock analysts today. Sinclair executives declined to answer specific questions about the company’s takeover or its impact on local markets. They released this statement:

“While the company took significant steps to contain the incident, the event did notand have been fully resolved, and some disruptions to its business and operations remain,” the report said. “The Company is working diligently to restore operations quickly and safely. With the investigation still ongoing, the extent of the impact to the Company’s business, operations and financial results is not known at this time. the current time.

Sinclair owns WSBT-TV 22 in South Bend and WWMT-TV 3 in Kalamazoo. Social media has been buzzing in recent weeks as viewers complained about disruptions to local news and weather, and especially popular syndicated programs like “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune.” It appeared that the Sinclair hack had affected the South Bend facility to a greater extent than Kalamazoo, but this has not been confirmed by any official source.


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Mid-West Family’s South Bend Radio Stations once shared a building with Sinclair on Douglas Road in Mishawaka. However, the radio stations moved to a separate facility on Monroe Street, south of downtown South Bend this summer. Mid-West Family facilities were not affected by the hack. is owned and operated by Mid-West Family.

Gordon K. Morehouse