Damage Cyberattack Halts Publication At The Philadelphia Inquirer

From informationsecuritybuzz.com

Based on reports from The Philadelphia Inquirer, the paper’s operations were severely disrupted over the weekend due to a hack, making it impossible to print the paper’s Sunday issue. The attack was discovered on Saturday morning when staff noticed the paper’s content-management system wasn’t functioning, the Inquirer’s website stated.

According to Lisa Hughes, publisher of the Inquirer, “anomalous activity on select computer systems was immediately shut down” after being uncovered by the paper. Corporation officials said the incident was the worst weather-related disruption to their operations since a blizzard in January 1996. The corporation is responsible for publishing The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News.

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