The Guardian is a popular news organization in Britain.
The organization fell victim to a ransomware attack
In recent times media companies are more targeted
new Delhi. The Guardian is a popular British newspaper. On Wednesday, the institute has informed that it is facing a serious IT problem. Later it was confirmed that it was actually a ransomware attack. This attack started on Tuesday. This had a profound impact on the company’s IT infrastructure. The result of this was that the company asked the employees to work from home.
According to the media editor at The Guardian, online publishing has had little impact. Stories were being written and published here for the Guardian website and app.
Anna Bateson, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, and editor-in-chief Catherine Viner said in a statement to their staff that it appears at this time to be a ransomware attack. However, we are probing other aspects as well.
He further said that we are continuing to write news for the world through the app and website. However, there has been some impact on our internal systems. We are confident that we will be able to publish the news in print tomorrow.
In recent months, incidents of hackers hacking internal systems of many media companies have come to the fore. In September, the business publication Fast Company had informed that it had to be a victim of cyber attack.
Attacks on media companies have increased
Similarly, in October, The New York Post had informed that his company has been the victim of an attack. It is clear from this that cyber attacks on media companies have increased. In such a situation, companies and employees need to be very cautious.
Speaking to the BBC, Jake Moore, Global Cyber-Security Advisor of ESET, said that news organizations have become a regular target for cyber attacks this year. Plus, these attacks often have an even more damaging effect on the targeted companies.