Monday, February 04, 2013

China, New York Times and the Internet

From a Big City Newspaper:
Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months

SAN FRANCISCO — 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, China’s 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 Times’s network. They broke into the e-mail accounts of its Shanghai bureau chief, David Barboza, who wrote the reports on Mr. Wen’s relatives, and Jim Yardley, The Times’s South Asia bureau chief in India, who previously worked as bureau chief in Beijing.
China...New York Times...and the Internet?

China...New York Times...and the Internet?


If only there were some sort of common thread connecting them...

Oh yeah.


One Fly said...

I would pay to listen to you debate one of these slime balls if there was no way they could get by with lies or bullshit without getting called out and punished.

Bisham said...

yeah baby, those moustaches would look mighty fine wrapped uh, never mind. Now back to them freedom and rights and fema coffins I wuz talkin'bout