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Computer virus hampers San Diego Union-Tribune's Saturday delivery

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 15:26:32-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A computer virus prevented most of the San Diego Union-Tribune's readership from waking up with a paper Saturday morning.

The U-T's Editor in Chief Jeff Light said in a statement online the virus affected the production of the U-T and the LA Times, and the Southern California editions of the Wall Street Journal, and New York Times through Los Angeles' Olympic Printing Plant. Light wrote that systems still used through the paper's former owner, Tribune Publishing, had been compromised by the virus Thursday night and spread to critical systems by Friday.

The virus also affected the paper's digital replica online. The U-T said it plans to deliver the Saturday edition with Sunday's edition to print subscribers.

"I apologize to our customers for this inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and support. We are doing everything we can to restore full service and to continue to make our journalism available to you both in print and digitally," Light's statement read.

10News received multiple calls from viewers who did not receive the Saturday edition of the paper.

It wasn't immediately clear if Sunday deliveries would be affected as well, though Light said updates would be provided as more information becomes available.