Skip to comments.Hackers in China Attacked The New York Times for Last 4 Months
Posted on 01/31/2013 6:50:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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.
After surreptitiously tracking the intruders to study their movements and help erect better defenses to block them, The Times and computer security experts have expelled the attackers and kept them from breaking back in.
The timing of the attacks coincided with the reporting for a Times investigation, published online on Oct. 25, that found that the relatives of Wen Jiabao, Chinas prime minister, had accumulated a fortune worth several billion dollars through business dealings.
Security experts hired by The Times to detect and block the computer attacks gathered digital evidence that Chinese hackers, using methods that some consultants have associated with the Chinese military in the past, breached The Timess network. They broke into the e-mail accounts of its Shanghai bureau chief, David Barboza, who wrote the reports on Mr. Wens relatives, and Jim Yardley, The Timess South Asia bureau chief in India, who previously worked as bureau chief in Beijing.
Computer security experts found no evidence that sensitive e-mails or files from the reporting of our articles about the Wen family were accessed, downloaded or copied, said Jill Abramson, executive editor of The Times.
The hackers tried to cloak the source of the attacks on The Times by first penetrating computers at United States universities and routing the attacks through them, said computer security experts at Mandiant, the company hired by The Times. This matches the subterfuge used in many other attacks that Mandiant has tracked to China.
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I suppose it is not too difficult to attack a dying dinosaur.
Hackers in China are attacking the New York Times? ? ?
Why would they do something like that to America’s most accepted voice of communism?
Is there no longer any professional courtesy amongst sharks and commies?