NYT and Wall Street Journal go public on attacks by Chinese military hackers
According to the two newspapers, attackers were searching specifically for information on recent high-profile investigations into the massive fortunes of China's political elites.
Attackers successfully installed spyware on 53 computers after gaining access to all Times employees passwords, but computer security experts "found no evidence" any reporting files were stolen.
The renewed commitment to combating corruption isn’t looking as sincere. On the contrary, this case feels like déjà vu for the Times: in 2004, the Chinese government detained the Times researcher Zhao Yan, accusing him of leaking state secrets.
For more on the many other kinds of industrial cyber-espionage, check out the interview with Wired magazine senior writer Kim Zetter below.
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