Cyber attack disrupts newspaper distribution across US

В США крупные издания вышли с опозданием из-за кибератаки

В США крупные издания вышли с опозданием из-за кибератаки

A cyber-attack has caused printing and delivery disruptions to major U.S. newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun.

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.

"This issue has affected the timeliness and in some cases the completeness of our printed newspapers", Tribune Publishing spokeswoman Marisa Kollias said in a statement.

Among the affected newspapers were the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and the San Diego Union-Tribune as well as the New York Times' and the Wall Street Journal's West Coast editions.

The virus caused production problems at the California Times printing plant in downtown Los Angeles, where the Times is printed. A source told the Times the source of the attack was a "foreign entity". "Thank you for your patience and support as we address the infection".

The attack didn't compromise any subscribers, internet users or advertisers, Tribune said.

While the Times noted it was aware of the problem on Friday, its technology teams attempted to fix it, but couldn't resolve the matter before production was set to begin.




Tribune Publishing news websites were not affected, and no customer information was compromised, the company said Saturday.

While newspapers are often looked at as an antiquated news deliver system and ancient means of entertainment, there are still many subscribers across the US who look forward to getting the latest edition every day. The papers had previously been part of Tronc, the previous name of Tribune Publishing.

The news of the cyberattack was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The Sun Sentinel said in a statement published on its website that the Saturday edition would be delivered along with the Sunday edition.

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

Phone lines for the Los Angeles Times were jammed Saturday morning, as many subscribers to that paper also woke up without their physical copy.

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