A pc virus hit a slew of main US newspapers in California and disrupted deliveries

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  • A pc virus hit a newspaper printing plant in Los Angeles, halting deliveries of the Los Angeles Instances, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and others.
  • The Instances reported that the virus was brought on by a cyberattack from a “overseas entity.”
  • A Instances spokeswoman mentioned the paper has been working to repair the problems however added that Sunday deliveries could also be affected as effectively.

A pc virus hit newspaper printing plant in Los Angeles, stopping it from printing and delivering Saturday editions of the Los Angeles Instances, the San Diego Union-Tribune and different papers to some subscribers.

The Los Angeles Instances, which runs the ability, says the pc virus contaminated programs which can be related to the printing course of.

The Instances, citing one supply with information of the state of affairs, reported that the problems stemmed from a cyberattack that apparently got here from a “overseas entity.”

“We consider the intention of the assault was to disable infrastructure, extra particularly servers, versus seeking to steal info,” the supply was quoted as saying.

Spokeswoman Hillary Manning says the paper has been working to repair the problems however added that Sunday deliveries could also be affected as effectively.

A notice posted to The Instances’ web site apologized to its subscribers.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and thanks in your persistence as we actively work to resolve these points and restore well timed service to our clients,” it mentioned.

Biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Quickly-Shiong purchased each the Los Angeles Instances and the San Diego Union-Tribune earlier this 12 months for $500 million.

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