Gb, the Guardian denounces: “Ransomware-type hacker attack against us”

British newspaper The Guardian said it was hit by a “major cyber incident”. “We believe this is a ransomware-type attack (with ransom note), but we continue to consider all possibilities,” publishing group CEO Anna Bateson and editor Katharine Viner said in a message sent to staff. The incident, which affected parts of the journalistic group’s technological infrastructure, would have started on Tuesday night and would have compromised internal functioning without however preventing the publication of articles on the site or the editorial staff of the paper newspaper.

Asked staff to work from home

The Guardian explained that staff have been asked to work from home. “Online publication is largely unaffected – stories continue to be written and published on the Guardian’s website and app,” the newspaper added. ‘Ransomware’ are very common cyber attacks which consist in blocking data within a computer network asking for a ransom, most often in the form of cryptocurrencies, in exchange for unlocking it.

The management: “Confident that the paper edition will come out”

“We are confident that we will be able to publish in print tomorrow,” said Bateson and managing editor, Katharine Viner. “With few exceptions, we would like everyone to work from home for the remainder of the week unless we inform you otherwise,” they added.