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Guardian newspaper hit by ransomware


One of the UK’s most prestigious newspapers has spent weeks trying to recover from a major security incident. Security staff at the Guardian newspaper have been working since mid-December when the breach was found. Since then, the Guardian Media Group’s chief executive, Anna Bateson, has confirmed that they suffered a ransomware attack which stole staff data and took critical services offline. Bateson also explained that the breach was probably caused by stolen credentials from a phishing attack, allowing unauthorised access to specific sections of the Guardian network. While news production was unaffected, staff are still anxiously awaiting investigations into where their personal data may have ended up.