Chinese hackers have the New York Times in their crosshairs, as paper executives report numerous network attacks in recent weeks. The cybersecurity attacks coincide with a New York Times article that exposed a leading politician as wealthy — a public revelation that angered Beijing, according to the Voice of America.
In the four months since that report was published, the newspaper said hackers have broken through its network security system and stolen email passwords of senior reporters and others, VOA reported. The hackers, according to The New York Times, which published a lengthy article on the issue in Wednesday’s paper, are Chinese. They have used “methods that some consultants have associated with the Chinese military,” according to The Times published statement.
“Computer security experts found no evidence that sensitive emails or files form the reporting of our articles about the Wen family were accessed, downloaded or copied,” said Jill Abramson, executive editor of The Times, in that paper’s article.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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