LOS ANGELES – A computer virus has hit newspaper plants in Los Angeles and at Tribune across the country.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Tribune Publishing reports that a computer virus has disrupted the work of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers.
The Chicago Tribune print edition was published on Saturday without paid death notice and classified ads, while in other markets a similar abbreviated version of the Saturday newspaper will be released on Sunday, the company said.
“This problem has affected the timeliness and in some cases the completeness of our printed newspapers. However, our websites and mobile apps have not suffered, ”said Tribune Publishing spokeswoman Marisa Collias.
Tribune Publishing also reported an attack on the FBI on Friday, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The Los Angeles-afflicted virus prevented it from printing and delivering on Saturday's Los Angeles Times, San-Diego Union-Tribune and other newspapers to some subscribers.
The Los Angeles Times, which runs the facility, says the computer is infected with viruses that are associated with the printing process.
A spokeswoman for Hillary Manning said the newspaper was working to fix the problems, but added that Sunday deliveries could also be affected.
The biotech billionaire, Dr. Patrick Sun-Shiong, bought the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union Tribune earlier this year for $ 500 million.