Cyberattack By “Foreign Entity” Cripples Newspapers

The Associated Press reports:

A computer virus hit newspaper printing plants in Los Angeles and at Tribune Publishing newspapers across the country. Tribune Publishing said a computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Tribune Publishing also reported the attack to the FBI on Friday, the Chicago Tribune said. The virus that hit Los Angeles prevented it from printing and delivering Saturday editions of the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and other papers to some subscribers.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

The Los Angeles Times, which runs the facility, says the computer virus infected systems that are associated with the printing process. The Times reported that the issue stemmed from a cyberattack by an unknown “foreign entity.”

“We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and support as we respond to this ongoing matter,” The Times said in a statement.