Cyber-Attack Hits US Newspaper Distribution

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Cyber-Attack Hits US Newspaper Distribution

A cyber-attack caused significant printing and printing disruptions on Saturday in the Los Angeles Times and other major US papers, including ones owned by Tribune Publishing Co such as the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun.

The cyber-attack appeared to emerge outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a source with knowledge of this circumstance.

The assault led to distribution flaws from the Saturday edition of The Times, Tribune, Sun and other papers which discuss a production platform in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Tribune Publishing, whose papers also include the New York Daily News and Orlando Sentinel, said it first detected the malware on Friday.

The West Coast versions of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times were hit since they are printed on the shared production stage, the Los Angeles Times explained.

Tribune Publishing spokeswoman Marisa Kollias reported the virus hurt back-office systems utilized to release and create”newspapers across our properties.”

“There is no evidence that customer credit card data or personally identifiable information has been compromised,” Kollias said in a declaration

The Wall Street Journal and New York Times didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Many San Diego Union-Tribune subscribers were with no paper on Saturday as the virus infected the organization’s business systems and hobbled its ability to publish, the paper’s editor and publisher Jeff Light composed on its website.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security said it had been analyzing the circumstance.

“We’re aware of reports of a possible cyber event affecting several news outlets, and are working with our government and business partners to better understand the situation,” said DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman in a statement.

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