What the New York Times hack tells us about the layer cake of hacking

The hack of the New York Times, almost certainly by Chinese hackers working for the military and/or Chinese government, provides a number of important lessons about the modern world of hacking.They are: antivirus won’t help if you are being targeted by top-level hackers: the New York Times was using Symantec’s offering; but out of 45 pieces of custom malware, Symantec’s software identified just one.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jan/31/new-york-times-hacking-china-lessonsAlso see:New York Times hacking revelations shed new light on China cybercrime
Revelations that China apparently targeted the New York Times in a campaign of cyber-espionage have cast a rare spotlight on attempts by Beijing to crack down on any criticism of its ruling elite.The move, which was detected and then monitored by the Times’s digital staff, is believed to have been linked to the newspaper’s hard-hitting October exposé on the vast wealth accumulated by the family of leading communist and outgoing premier Wen Jiabao.

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