The last weekend of 2018 troubled many newspaper subscribers as a ransomware attack disrupted the publication of major newspapers.Reportedly,on Saturday,some major newspapers suffered printing disruptions due to a cyber attack.The attack allegedly affected the distribution of the Los Angeles,Timesand,Tribune,newspapers.

As disclosed in the reports, the attack took place from outside the US and spread through the network of Tribune Publishing. The ransomware subsequently targeted the printing and production systems that targeted multiple newspapers. The affected names included Los Angeles Times, NewYork Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Post-Tribune, Capital Gazette, Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Carroll County Times, and Lake County News-Sun.

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