Dish Network confirms ransomware attack behind multi-day outage

Satellite broadcast provider and TV giant Dish Network has finally confirmed that a ransomware attack was the cause of a multi-day network and service outage that started on Friday.

As BleepingComputer reported, this widespread outage hit, the Dish Anywhere app, Boost Mobile, and other websites and networks owned and operated by Dish Network.

The company added that the filed information relates to its “Expectations regarding its ability to contain, assess and remediate the ransomware attack and the impact of the ransomware attack on the Corporation’s employees, customers, business, operations or financial results.”

“While this might be due to the ongoing investigation into the ransomware attack, Dish Network has yet to share further details besides hiring”the services of cyber-security experts and outside advisors’ and notifying the relevant law enforcement authorities about the attack.

Even though Dish Network didn’t name the ransomware gang behind the incident, sources have told BleepingComputer that the Black Basta ransomware operation is behind the attack, first breaching Boost Mobile and then the Dish corporate network.

Dish Network has yet to reply to multiple emails requesting more details regarding the outage and the ransomware attack behind it.

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