Cyberattack From Abroad Hits Newspaper Distribution Across US

31 December, 2018, 00:09 | Author: Sally Reid
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A source close to the situation reportedly believed "the cyberattack originated from outside the United States", in an effort to "disable infrastructure".

A source told the Times the source of the attack was a "foreign entity".

A computer virus disrupted production of The Baltimore Sun, Capital Gazette, Carroll County Times and other Tribune Publishing newspapers across the country, the company said Saturday.

"A disruption to our print production systems caused delays in the delivery of some of our newspapers Saturday", the statement read. "We have had big issues with delivery today and we apologize".

"There is no evidence that customer credit card information or personally identifiable information has been compromised", Kollias said.

The Times said that the glitch was detected Friday but technology teams were unable to fix the problem before press time.

The Sun Sentinel's Saturday edition was delivered Sunday because of the delays.

Newspaper administrators reported the problem to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, the U-T said.

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A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major USA newspapers, including ones owned by the Tribune Publishing Co.

The West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, which are printed on the shared production platform, were hit as well, the Los Angeles Times said.

Tribune Publishing discovered the presence of malware Friday that impacted some systems used to publish and produce newspapers across the company, Kollias said. "We are doing everything we can to restore full service and to continue to make our journalism available to you both in print and digitally", Light's statement read.

On its Twitter account, Tribune Publishing Company acknowledged the issues, empathizing with customers affected.

Inc., said it was also affected.

10News received multiple calls from viewers who did not receive the Saturday edition of the paper.

The San Diego Union-Tribune is said to have been hit particularly hard, as 85 to 90 percent of its Saturday edition didn't reach its subscribers.

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