Chinese Hackers Infiltrated The New York Times’ Computer Networks for Four Months

The New York Times was the victim of an elaborate hacking attack from China, according to a report in Wednesday’s Times. The attacks, which have been on-going for the past four months, were apparently in retaliation for an article the Times published about the vast wealth accumulated by Chinese Prime Minster Wen Jiabao’s family.

Hackers first gained access to the Times’s system on September 13th, but the breach wasn’t noticed until October 26th, the day after the article was published and two days after the Times had asked AT&T to monitor its network for any unusual activity.

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