Paxton Newspaper Employees’ Data Copied, Company Reveals

Kyle Massey reports:

Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Kentucky, which owns the Jonesboro Sun, the Batesville Guard, the Daily Citizen of Searcy and other Arkansas newspapers, suffered a cyber attack that potentially compromised employees’ birthdates, Social Security numbers and banking data.

The newspaper chain, which has been in acquisition mode, owns a total of 120 publications across 14 states, including the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, the Courier in Russellville and the Paragould Daily Press. Its flagship paper is the Paducah Sun.

Read more on Arkansas Business. It sounds like the attacker was in their system for more than a month, copying files.  They do not report whether there was ever any ransom demand.

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