A Second, But Smaller, E-Breach For Entercom


On September 9, Entercom Communications suffered what EVP/CFO Rich Schmaeling described during the media company’s Q3 earnings call as a “cyberattack” that cost the company $400,000 in lost revenue.

Until then, the official response from Entercom was that it suffered “a disruption of some IT systems, including email,” that created widespread havoc across multiple markets.

It now appears Entercom’s IT services have been hit again, albeit on a much smaller scale.

“We did experience IT disruption over the weekend,” a company source tells RBR+TVBR. “As of this morning, most of the issues have been resolved.”

The issue involved e-mail access and login to the company’s VPN.

An Entercom program director who requested anonymity also tells RBR+TVBR that there was no disruption to any on-air broadcasting. “Everything’s fine,” the PD says.

Communication via text message and personal email was being done as an alternate means of communication through Monday morning, with the security breach largely impacting those at Entercom across much of Sunday (12/22).