Malware affects production at newspapers nationwide, including in Chicago

В США крупные издания вышли с опозданием из-за кибератаки

В США крупные издания вышли с опозданием из-за кибератаки

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

Tribune Publishing said a computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers, the Chicago Tribune reported.

A suspected malware attack prevented distribution of the Saturday edition of the Los Angeles Times to many subscribers. Tribune Publishing sold The Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune to Los Angeles businessman Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong in June, but the companies continue to share various systems, including software.

A devastating and allegedly foreign cyberattack hindered newspaper distribution for several major US outlets Saturday, according to news reports. "We apologize to all of our readers for the inconvenience", it said. "Thank you for your patience and support as we address the infection". Light wrote that systems still used through the paper's former owner, Tribune Publishing, had been compromised by the virus Thursday night and spread to critical systems by Friday.

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

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

It's been reported that the attack originated from outside the United States, with some implicating the North Korea-backed Lazarus Group.

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.

Those newspapers will be delivered today, the company said. The papers had previously been part of Tronc, the previous name of Tribune Publishing.

Some features will likely not appear in Sunday's print editions, but SunSentinel.com will provide the latest coverage.

10News received multiple calls from viewers who did not receive the Saturday edition of the paper. Inc., said it was also affected. The systems are shared by the Times and Union-Tribune.

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