Seattle’s most visited news source in the US, The Seattle Times, is about to go dark.
The news outlet, which has been the target of attacks in the past, announced Monday that it was shutting down its website for a week after the publication of an article detailing a cyberattack on the newspaper.
The article in question, published Friday, details a hack of the newspaper’s servers that took down its newsrooms.
It also alleged that a private firm that operates the site, CrowdStrike, had a “corporate relationship” with WikiLeaks, the publisher of WikiLeaks’ publications.
The Washington Post has published a similar report, and The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, and the Intercept have all published articles detailing similar attacks.
The attacks appear to be coming from the same group of hackers that have infiltrated the website of the Washington Post and other news organizations, and who have also targeted news outlets around the world.
This week, The New York Times and CNN also reported on the same hacks.
According to the Washington Times article, Crowdstrike and its subsidiary, Crowd Intelligence, were “a privately held, US-based cybersecurity company specializing in attribution, threat analysis, and attribution-related research and development.”
The Washington-based firm reportedly received millions of dollars from the Clinton Foundation and is affiliated with CrowdStrike.
“CrowdStrike has no ties to WikiLeaks or any other group,” the newspaper wrote.
“The article in this article, which we have confirmed is accurate, has been independently verified by a third party.”
The newspaper added that CrowdStrike was “aware of recent activity” on The Times’ site, and said that the company had reached out to The Times to “address any concerns” it may have regarding the story.
“We will continue to be in touch with The Times,” the Times wrote.
The paper is also not the only news outlet that is facing attack.
The Guardian published an article in April that details a string of attacks on its website.
The attack reportedly targeted the site’s security team, which it alleged had “received substantial personal data from [the company].”
A spokesperson for the company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has “no connection” with the Guardian.
According a statement from The Guardian, “Citizen Lab has been targeted by multiple cyber attacks over the past year.”
“The attacks have targeted our technology infrastructure, including our systems for handling data about user data and our internal systems for managing our systems,” the company wrote.
In response to the attacks, the Guardian said that it would continue to “protect the privacy and safety of our readers, staff, and employees.”
The Guardian also said that its website would be updated “as quickly as possible” with a list of “security fixes.”
The news organization did not say when the company will update its website with the list of fixes.
“Our site will continue as usual, and will be up and running for people to read and to post to,” the spokesperson told TechCrunch.
“And we will continue our commitment to making our services as reliable and secure as possible for people’s privacy and security.”
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is a large, nonprofit newsroom that covers Seattle and King County, Washington.
It’s one of the region’s most influential newspapers, and its owner, Washington state Gov.
Jay Inslee, is the state’s second-highest-ranking elected official.
Inslee is also the owner of The Seattle Sun, a local newspaper that has been criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union for its coverage of a recent election.
In the Washington State Legislature, Inslee has been critical of the state Legislature, saying that it lacks the necessary expertise and knowledge to conduct public safety legislation.
The Seattle Newspaper Guild, which represents more than 5,000 newsrooms in the state, has also condemned the attack on the Seattle Times.
“It’s extremely disappointing that The Seattle Tribune has chosen to close their doors for a full week, and that the newsroom is shuttered,” the Seattle Newspaper Group’s Executive Director, Sam Parnia, said in a statement.
“This is an unprecedented attack on newsrooms that are essential to the health and vitality of our state and our country.
The Tribune’s decision to shut down is a betrayal of journalism at its core.
No one should ever have to fear their privacy or safety online, especially when it comes to the integrity of our democratic process.”