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Newsquest sites hit by cyber attack


A cyber attack on Newsquest means that staff have been unable to upload stories to its websites and apps.

The DDoS (distributed denial of service) began on Monday and while the publisher said that it had managed to “contain” most of the attacks, it had caused disruption.

In a statement, Newsquest added:

“Please be assured that no reader or subscriber data has been accessed or compromised, and none of our systems have been damaged. We appreciate this must be frustrating and apologise for these issues. We are fully aware so there is no need to report these issues to us.

“In the meantime, thank you for your patience and your ongoing support.”

It has been reported to the National Cyber Security Centre.

A DDoS is an attacked designed to make a service inaccessible. This is often done by overloading a system, by bombarding it with requests and preventing users from gaining access.

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