The Weather Channel Live Broadcast Interrupted Due to "Malicious" Software Attack

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Federal law enforcement is investigating the attack, the network said.

The Weather Channel's morning show AMHQ: America's Morning Headquarters went dark Thursday morning due to a "malicious" software attack, the cable network announced the same day on Twitter.

The live broadcast of the show, which airs from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET, was interrupted around 6 a.m. and replaced with Heavy Rescue: 401 for around two hours until the live programming returned.

"We experienced issues with this morning's live broadcast following an incident. We were able to restore live programming quickly through backup mechanisms. Authorities are actively investigating the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience to viewers as we work to resolve the matter," The Weather Channel said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

Earlier, the channel tweeted, “We experienced issues with this morning’s live broadcast following a malicious software attack on the network. We were able to restore live programming quickly through backup mechanisms." The network added that federal law enforcement had gotten involved and apologized for any inconvenience it had caused.

AMHQ is co-hosted by Stephanie Abrams, Jim Cantore and Jen Carfagno. Kelly Cass and Reynolds Wolf are the weekend co-hosts.