Thursday, January 31, 2013

New York Times attacked

The next States and Nations 3.0 article is on its way, but first another example of the escalation of cyberwarfare activity on the Internet.

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers -

'via Blog this'

The New York Times' corporate network, and the computers of several, if not most of its journalists, appear to have been compromised by Chinese government hackers. The cause of the attack looks to have been an investigative article that the NY Times ran about the family of China's premier amassing a fortune during his time in office.

The idea that a regime that regularly oppresses its own media and attempts to--often unsuccessfully--stifle its citizens' freedom of expression on the internet can move against a media outlet in a democracy is disturbing But it's also a reality of the networked age that we live in. Borders no longer mean quite what they used to, and offer much less protection than we are accustomed to.

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