Threat Management

Cyberattack impacts Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer has been hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, resulting in its "greatest publication disruption" in over 25 years, just days before it begins coverage of Philadelphia's mayoral primary election, BleepingComputer reports. Such an intrusion was initially identified following a disruption of the Inquirer's content management system on May 13, which was days after the publication's network security management provider Cynet Systems issued an anomalous activity warning, according to the Inquirer. The Inquirer's takedown has led the regular Sunday edition to be released exclusively online, while some ads will be deferred for the Monday editions. While the attack has led to paused newspaper circulation, only a slight impact has been reported for the website and restoration of impacted systems is underway. The FBI has already been informed regarding the incident, while Kroll has been sought for further investigation. Individuals who may have been impacted by the attack will be promptly informed, said Inquirer publisher Lisa Hughes. The attack comes after News Corp reported its network being compromised by Chinese hackers in February.

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