Cyberattack on U-T, other newspapers may have come from outside US

Cyberattack on U-T, other newspapers may have come from outside US

Cyberattack on U-T, other newspapers may have come from outside US

In an article, the Los Angeles Times declared, "Technology teams worked feverishly to quarantine the computer virus, but it spread through Tribune Publishing's network and reinfected systems crucial to the news production and printing process".

"We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to looking to steal information", the source said, adding the attacker was a "foreign entity".

In brief: A number of major United States newspapers had their printing and delivery processes disrupted yesterday after they were hit with a cyberattack.

"We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience".

However, Tribune Publishing's website was not affected and no customer information was compromised, according to the statement issued by the company on Saturday. Some markets will receive an abridged version of the Saturday edition on Sunday.


Jeff Light, the editor and publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune, said in statement the attack appeared to begin Thursday night and continued into Friday for their production.

A suspected malware attack disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and several other major newspapers around the country this weekend.

The LA Times said that readers could access the Saturday edition online via the digital edition.

The print editions of the Chicago Tribune, Lake County News-Sun, Post-Tribune, Hartford Courant, Baltimore Sun, Capital Gazette, and Carroll County Times were published Saturday without paid death notices and classified ads, according to the Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, and Baltimore Sun.

"One company insider, who was not authorized to comment publicly, said the corrupted Tribune Publishing computer files contained the extension '.ryk'". Under an ongoing transition agreement, Tribune Publishing, formerly known as Tronc, continues to print the two West Coast newspapers and provide other essential services. The paper's main Twitter account has been responding to individual complaints with phrases like, "We've had a ton of delivery problems today which is why our lines are busy" and "You're right!"

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