Sun-Times sites hit by hack on vendor

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 11/16/2013, 02:53pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Early Saturday morning, due to a security issue through our domain name vendor, some areas of and some of our associated sites fell victim to cyber attack.

While the hack was detected early and countermeasures were put in place quickly, many of our readers may have experienced trouble accessing our sites on a variety of platforms. In fact, it may take some hours more before all traces of the attack have been eradicated as we continue to work with our vendor on the issue. Some of you may have no problems at all, while for others error screens and redirects may appear.

At no point during this attack were any of our readers’ personal information or accounts in danger. Aside from inconvenience in reaching our content, there should be no further problems for anyone accessing or our other domains and the security of your personal information is not at risk in any way.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to clean this matter up.

Craig M. Newman
Managing Editor
Chicago Sun-Times and
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