PressTV-Prominent US newspapers come under cyberattack

A cyberattack has caused major printing and delivery disruptions for several major US newspapers, according to media reports.

The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other titles belonging to Tribune Publishing were affected by the attack on Saturday. Tribune Publishing said it first detected the malware on Friday.

Citing an anonymous source with knowledge of the attack, the LA Times reported the virus has come from outside the US.

“We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to looking to steal information,” according to the source.

Back-office systems used to publish and produce “newspapers across our properties” were hurt by the malware, Tribune Publishing spokeswoman Marisa Kollias said.

“Every market across the company was impacted,” Kollias added, but refused to give more specifications on the disruptions.

“There is no evidence that customer credit card…

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