Major Newspapers Hit by Cyber Attack


A cyberattack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major U.S. newspapers, including ones owned by Tribune Publishing Co such as the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun.

The cyberattack appeared to originate outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation.
The attack led to delays on Saturday in Saturday’s Saturday edition of The Times, Tribune, Sun and other newspapers sharing a production platform in Los Angeles.

Tribune Publishing, including New York Daily News and the Orlando Sentinel, said it first identified malware on Friday.

The Los Angeles Times said that the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times were hit by the West Coast pressures for being hit on a co-production platform.

Tribune Publishing spokeswoman Marisa Kollias said the virus mek damaged the back office systems used to publish and produce newspapers among our properties.

“There is no evidence that customer credit card information or personally identifiable information is compromised,” Kollias said.

The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have not responded to any of their comments.

Since most of the San Diego Union-Tribune subscribers were not in the newspaper on Saturday, the virus affected the company’s business systems and Jeff Light, the editor and publisher of the newspaper, stole the ability to publish on the website.

A spokesman for the Homeland Security Department said he was investigating the situation.

Fark We are aware of the reports of a potential cyber incident affecting several newsletters and we are working with our government and industry partners to better understand the situation, or said DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman.

Representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation were not ready to comment immediately.

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