A recent cyber-attack over the computer system owned by Tribune Publishing Company led to the initiation of distribution and printing problems for major newspapers. The names affected by this attack included the popular newspapers like The Chicago Tribune, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and The Baltimore Sun.
Currently, The San Diego Union-Tribune and The Los Angeles Times aren’t owned by the Tribune Publishing yet they share some of the systems. Moreover, the digital present of the newspapers were also affected by the same. This news about the cyberattack come to surface via The Los Angeles Times and the attack source was revealed to be “foreign entity”.
The official spokesman for Department of Homeland Security informed Reuters that they are currently investigating this attack. Marisa Kollias, the Tribune Publishing Company spokeswoman elaborated that the alert system in the company’s computer detected the malware presence which eventually impacted back-office systems. These systems were used primarily to produce and publish the newspapers.
Kollias also added that every that was covered by the company has been impacted by the breach. She confirmed that no evidence of the customers’ personal information such as credit card details being impacted by the malware has been noted.