The British newspaper The Guardian fell victim to a cyberattack. The company suspects a ransomware attack, but is probably still able to post online.
According with this article of The Guardian, the incident began late on Tuesday night (December 20, 2022) and affected parts of the company's technical infrastructure. After that, various services of the company started experiencing interruptions. So employees were ordered to work from home.
The Guardian classifies the incident as serious and suspects a ransomware attack. Online publications, however, were largely unaffected.
Guardian Media Group chief executive Anna Bateson and editor-in-chief Katharine Viner told staff:
"As everyone knows, in the last 24 hours there was a serious incident that affected our network and systems. We're assuming it's a ransomware attack, but we're still investigating all possibilities.
Although some of our internal systems have been affected, we are confident that we will be able to publish our newspaper again tomorrow. Technology teams are working to manage all aspects of this incident, with the vast majority of our employees able to work from home as they did during the pandemic.
We will continue to keep our employees and anyone else affected informed. At the end of the day, we will bring everything back. With few exceptions, we are asking everyone to work from home for the rest of the week unless we tell you otherwise.
We thank everyone who worked hard during this incident to keep our newspaper running, serve our readers, supporters and advertisers, and keep our core systems available to our colleagues.”
It is currently unclear whether customer and employee data was breached.