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A computer virus hit a newspaper printing plant in Los Angeles, preventing it from printing and delivering Saturday editions of the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other papers to some subscribers. Distribution of the West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times was also impacted.
The Los Angeles Times, which runs the facility, says the computer virus infected systems that are associated with the printing process. The Times reported that the issue stemmed from a cyberattack by an unknown “foreign entity.”
Spokeswoman Hillary Manning says the paper has been working to fix the issues but added that Sunday deliveries may be affected as well.
“We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and support as we respond to this ongoing matter,” the Times said in a statement.
Biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong bought both the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune earlier this year for $500 million.
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