Chinese checkers

Newspapers>>Hacking ÔÇó US/China

Published: Thursday 28 February 2013

Two major US newspapers have alleged that they have been targeted by Chinese hackers. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have reported that hackers from China broke into their websites in the midst of both papers doing extensive reporting on China. The New York Times claimed the hackers obtained passwords for its reporters. Both papers said Chinese spying has become a “widespread phenomenon”.

The New York Times alleged hackers broke into its system to observe its reporting on the relatives of the Chinese prime minister. It concluded that the subversion was part of a “far-reaching spying campaign aiming to control China’s public image, domestically and abroad.”

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