PressReader service partially returns after cyberattack causes outages at 7,000+ publications

PressReader, a digital platform for hundreds of print newspapers and magazines, said its systems are slowly returning to normal after a cyberattack caused outages since last Thursday. 

The app provides access to more than 7,000 publications from newspapers, libraries and museums across the world. It first announced the outages on March 3 and later confirmed it was because of a cybersecurity incident. 

In posts on Facebook and Twitter last night, the company said its content processing system is now fully back to normal and all publications sent to the platform since March 6 have been published. 

But a number of publications remain delayed, even after PressReader received the files from publishers. 

“We are actively reaching out to publishers to receive and process these publications as soon as possible. Missing issues between March 3rd and March 5th will be processed in the coming days. Magazine content since March 3rd will resume processing from 9am PST, Monday March 7th,” the company said. 

“While we are still investigating the full-scope of the incident, what we can share is that the PressReader team has been working around the clock to ensure that we stand alongside our partners in our commitment to the free press and the distribution of

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