A recent cyberattack disrupted the printing and distribution of several high-profile newspapers.
The cybercriminals, who experts believe are foreign, infected Tribune Publishing's printing press with malware. The press prints a number of newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, as well as the West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. As a result, printing and distribution of these papers and others were delayed.
The purpose of the attack appears to have been to disable servers, rather than to steal information. The malware affected "back-office systems used to publish and produce newspapers."
The same weekend, malware shut down production of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and interrupted its phone lines.
The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the attacks. "Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers" bbc.com (Dec. 30, 2018).