Ransomware Attack Cripples Printing Systems at German Newspaper
Attack at German newspaper ‘Heilbronn Stimme’ impacted the entire Stimme Mediengruppe media group, which includes the companies ‘Pressedruck’, ‘Echo’, and ‘RegioMail.’ The newspaper published Saturday's 28-page issue in e-paper format after a Friday ransomware attack crippled its printing systems. Phone and email communication remained offline during the weekend. Ransomware attack encrypted all systems.
The regional publication has a circulation of about 75,000 copies, but due to printing issues has temporarily lifted the paywall from its website, which counts approximately 2 million visitors per month.
October 14, 2022
Unknown, printing systems crippled and taken offline
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