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A note on the Mueller investigation…

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The downside to this is that “No good deed goes unpunished”. Whacking these malicious hate-mongering portals of fake news is a mirthful event. The only question left unanswered is why not the NY Times? One can only hope…

Origin of virus that hobbled newspapers still unclear

The origins of a suspected computer attack that disrupted the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing newspapers remained unclear Sunday after causing delivery delays and being brought to the attention of federal investigators.

San Diego Union-Tribune Publisher Jeff Light described the incident as “what now seems to have been a malicious attack on the company by computer hackers” in a message posted to the newspaper’s website. He told readers the disruption had mostly seemed to have been brought under control.

The suspected attack prevented the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun and other papers from publishing paid death notices and classified ads Saturday. But Tribune Publishing has said no news websites were affected and no customer information was compromised. [snip]

Hey, this was a good shot to the kishkas; going after the money source really disrupts.

The Los Angeles Times, citing “several individuals with knowledge of the Tribune situation,” reported that the attack appeared to be in the form of “Ryuk” ransomware. Tribune Publishing sold the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune earlier this year for $500 million to biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, but the companies continue to share software, according to the newspaper.

An advisory by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ cybersecurity program earlier this year described “Ryuk” attacks as “highly-targeted, well-resourced and planned.” [snip]

If anyone thinks I’m going to shed tears over something like this, pick your second choice.

If these were real newspapers with REAL reporters perhaps a different opinion might be forthcoming.

Ponder this

In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.

~ Voltaire

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