Published: Mon, December 31, 2018
Finance | By Jaime Brady

Computer virus prevents delivery of Saturday's Union-Tribune

Computer virus prevents delivery of Saturday's Union-Tribune

Tribune Publishing, whose newspapers also include the New York Daily News and Orlando Sentinel, said it first detected the malware on Friday and reported it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The attack came from a "foreign entity" aiming to "disable infrastructure, more specifically servers", rather than steal the data, the paper's source explained.

The Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union Tribune, both formerly owned by Tribune Publishing, also experienced production delays - those newspapers still use Tribune's production software. "We apologize to all of our readers for the inconvenience", it said.

Kollias said there is no evidence customers' personally identifiable information or credit card had been impacted, nor was the information of subscribers, advertisers and online users.

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.

The Sun Sentinel's Saturday edition was delivered Sunday because of the delays.

Bomb Strikes Tourist Bus Near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, 4 Dead
This was the first attack to target foreign tourists in nearly two years. The bus driver later told local media he had not deviated from the route.

Death of migrant boy, eight, deepens chaos on U.S. border
Before this month, there were six deaths in CBP custody in 2018, and none of those were children, DHS officials said. The group of migrants waited eight hours before boarding a bus to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp taking nothing for granted
Dejan Lovren has warned Liverpool FC that Manchester City have few weaknesses in the Premier League title race. Now, the bad news: On the two occasions it did not happen, the Christmas leaders were Liverpool .

The Chicago Tribune says that Tribune Publishing also reported the attack to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday.

Foreign hackers reportedly crashed vital software at the Los Angeles Times and several other United States newspapers, triggering delays in production and widespread distribution problems.

On its Twitter account, Tribune Publishing Company acknowledged the issues, empathizing with customers affected.

A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major USA newspapers, including ones owned by the Tribune Publishing Co. The system errors also affected the delivery of The New York Times and The Palm Beach Post in South Florida because those papers are printed at the Sun Sentinel's Deerfield Beach production plant.

The virus affected Tribune Publishing papers across the country. At The Baltimore Sun, for example, the usual comics and puzzles were not included in Saturday's print edition, the paper tweeted.

The San Diego Union-Tribune is said to have been hit particularly hard, as 85 to 90 percent of its Saturday edition didn't reach its subscribers.

Like this: