Major US Newspapers Hit by Foreign Cyberattacks
Major US news outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times were reportedly hit by a cyberattack originating from an unknown location from outside the country.
A source close to the information said that the intention of the attack was probably to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to stealing information.
The Times said that it first learned about the attack last Friday, and although their IT teams tried to fix it immediately, they were unable to clear all systems before press time. The paper said that the attack affected a number of crucial software systems that store news stories, photographs and administrative information, and impaired the creation of plates used to print the papers at its downtown plant.