The Watertown Daily Times (New York) battled a cyber attack that began April 27 and disrupted the delivery of the Sunday paper. The attack, or a second attack, showed up again on May 2, and staff worked without hard-wired internet to get papers out, the paper reported.
The paper said it didn’t know if the May 2 incident represented a second attack, or if the virus had been undetected for days before spreading anew.
The newspaper is working with cybersecurity experts to identify the virus and stop it from recurring.
The virus carried the label “Ryuk: Balance of the Shadow Universe” and is the same one that hit Tribune Publishing in December, according to reports, the paper said. It also hit the city of Stuart, Florida, on April 13.
Johnson Newspaper Corp. owns the paper.