01 February 2013

Hack Attack On 'New York Times' Looks Like Part Of Chinese Campaign

This news ...
"For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees."
... appears to be "part of a broader campaign against American media reporting on Chinese leaders," NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Beijing.


Update at 4:45 p.m. ET. Wall Street Journal Hacked, Too:
The Wall Street Journal reports that it, too, "had been infiltrated by Chinese hackers."
The Journal reports:
"'Evidence shows that infiltration efforts target the monitoring of the Journal's coverage of China and are not an attempt to gain commercial advantage or to misappropriate customer information,' Paula Keve, chief spokeswoman for the Journal's parent company, Dow Jones & Co., said in a written statement Thursday. Dow Jones is a unit of News Corp.
"The infiltration of networks related to coverage of China is an "ongoing issue," Ms. Keve said. 'We continue to work closely with the authorities and outside security specialists, taking extensive measures to protect our customers, employees, journalists and sources.'"


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