Home » Money

Cyberattack targets newspapers in USA, prevents some from publishing

31 December, 2018, 00:05 | Author: Sara Gill
  • Computer virus hampers San Diego Union-Tribune's Saturday delivery

It ultimately caused delays in production and delivery of the papers on Saturday, a source familiar with the situation told the Los Angeles Times, one of the publications targeted by the hack.

The Los Angeles Times, like the Union-Tribune, used to be owned by Tribune Publishing and still uses some of its systems.

The source gave no other details about the origin of the attack or the motive, describing the attacker only as a "foreign entity", The Times reported.

"The attack delayed distribution of Saturday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune", the LA Times said on Saturday.

In brief: A number of major USA newspapers had their printing and delivery processes disrupted yesterday after they were hit with a cyberattack. "We apologize to all of our readers for the inconvenience", it said.

In a statement, Tribune Publishing claimed, "the personal data of our subscribers, online users, and advertising clients has not been compromised".

The Times said that the glitch was detected Friday but technology teams were unable to fix the problem before press time. Some markets will receive an abridged version of the Saturday edition on Sunday.

On its Twitter account, Tribune Publishing Company acknowledged the issues, empathizing with customers affected. The papers had previously been part of Tronc, the previous name of Tribune Publishing.

"It also stymied distribution of the West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, which are printed at the Los Angeles Times' Olympic printing plant in downtown Los Angeles", the newspaper added.

Manning said it is likely that Sunday paper delivery will be affected as well.

The Saturday edition of the Chicago Tribune was published without paid death notices and classified ads, according to the newspaper. "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.

A Tribune Publishing spokesperson didn't confirm the ransomware infection, but did say the incident was caused by "malware".



Christianson: ‘Why are we providing sanctuary for criminals, gang members?’
Christianson said Singh was conducting a traffic stop for a suspicion of driving under the influence when the shooting occurred. Christianson stated the suspect was not a resident of Newman and had immigrated into the United States illegally.

PlayStation Plus January Lineup Revealed
In addition to these two titles, January's offerings will also include two PlayStation 3 and two PlayStation Vita games. PlayStation Vita owners will be able to grab Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion , and Super Mutant Alien Assault .

Syrian army enters town of Manbij and raises flag
It was unclear whether the government forces had spread out in the town, where USA forces operate and have a military base. The Syrian military said it was responding to calls from the town's residents and promised safety for all living there.

Alfredo Morelos right to expect offers, says Rangers boss Steven Gerrard
"The thing which has upset me a bit.is the Tom Rogic situation and him not being able to play against Rangers ", Sutton said. It took two second half goals from Alfredo Morelos to gain Rangers a win against St.

On Accidental Prime Minister row, Anupam Kher says, ‘we can’t change history’
Anupam Kher featured in two of the most dramatic and most amusing movies of 2018, Aiyaary and Baa Baa Black Sheep, respectively. Actor Anupam Kher has played Singh's role in the movie, directed by debutant filmmaker, Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.

Police say there is video evidence of alleged Kevin Spacey sexual assault
Now, according to police, there is evidence sufficient to charge the actor. "You're smarter than that", Spacey went on. As it was previously reported, Netflix fired Kevin following the allegations that came out involving Mr.

Russian Federation claims Israeli strikes on Syria threatened civilian flights
The IDF said that there were no injuries or damage sustained and it is unclear whether the missile was intercepted. According to the Times of Israel , a 747 belonging to Iran's Fars Air Qeshm landed in Damascus just after 7 p.m.

Trump makes surprise first visit to United States troops in Iraq
The Baath Party is a one party state and the al-Assad clan have sticky fingers, so if you give them an inch they will take a mile. Manbij was at the center of an agreement the US and Turkey reached in June under which Kurdish forces were to withdraw.

Pochettino: Spurs can battle for title but we must remain consistent
City hit the 100-point mark as they won the league in record-breaking fashion last season. He found Kane and there was no doubt he would put it in for his second goal.

Local government offices, entities closed for Christmas
The mall will close their doors at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and reopen on Boxing Day from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Health Department clinics and senior centers will also be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate.