Thursday, January 31, 2013

NYT Details Cyber Attack from China

The New York Times published a detailed accounting of ongoing cyber attacks on its systems following its report last October on the family wealth of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao.  Some key points:

  • The attacks originated from compromised university servers that the New York Times claims were previously used by hackers associated with the Chinese military.
  • The intrusion most likely originated as a spearfishing attack.
  • The Times hired computer security experts at Mandian to investigate the attacks.
  • AT&T monitored and confirmed the attacks.

The Wall Street Journal also confirmed that it has been the target of similar intrusion attacks.

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