unknown attacks Philadelphia Inquirer

Incident Date:

May 15, 2023

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unknown attacks Philadelphia Inquirer


The Philadelphia Inquirer




Philadelphia, USA

Pennsylvania, USA

First Reported

May 15, 2023

The Philadelphia Inquirer Faces Major Cyberattack

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the publisher has experienced what is being described as the “most significant disruption to its operations in 27 years.”

The organization said the disruption, suspected to have been caused by a ransomware attack, was as serious as that experienced during a massive blizzard back in January of 1996.

“The company was working to restore print operations after a cyber incursion that prevented the printing of the newspaper's Sunday print edition, the Inquirer reported on its website,” ABC News reports.

“The news operation's website was still operational Sunday, although updates were slower than normal, the Inquirer reported.”

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