Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Media: Wall Street Journal, New York Times Are Breached in Campaign That Stretches Back Several Years

Chinese hackers believed to have government links have been conducting wide-ranging electronic surveillance of media companies including The Wall Street Journal, apparently to spy on reporters covering China and other issues, people familiar with incidents said.Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co. said Thursday that the paper’s computer systems had been infiltrated by Chinese hackers, apparently to monitor its China coverage. New York Times Co. NYT +2.19% disclosed Wednesday night that its flagship newspaper also had been the victim of cyberspying.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323926104578276202952260718.htmlAlso see:Wall Street Journal Announces That It Was Hacked by the Chinese, Too
One day after The New York Times reported that Chinese hackers had infiltrated its computers and stolen passwords for its employees, The Wall Street Journal announced that it too had been hacked.On Thursday, The Journal reported that it had been attacked by Chinese hackers who were trying to monitor the company’s coverage of China. It said hackers had broken into its network through computers in its Beijing bureau.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/technology/wall-street-journal-reports-attack-by-china-hackers.html

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