Chinese Hack Into New York Times

The Chinese have been hacking into the New York Times, according to the New York Times:

Security experts hired by The Times to detect and block the computer attacks gathered digital evidence that Chinese hackers, using methods that some consultants have associated with the Chinese military in the past, breached The Times’s network. They broke into the e-mail accounts of its Shanghai bureau chief, David Barboza, who wrote the reports on Mr. Wen’s relatives, and Jim Yardley, The Times’s South Asia bureau chief in India, who previously worked as bureau chief in Beijing.

So now we know who has been writing all of those Thomas Friedman columns.

  1. Mike H

    Like! Good one, Rob.

  2. Donald Todd

    Why would anybody want to hack into the NY Times?  Do they need a blueprint for going out of business?

  3. flownover

    You think those guys could recognize a hack from a mile away.

  4. ctlaw

    You contributor/editor types need to search the member posts before getting all redundant.

  5. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Rob Long:

    So now we know who has been writing all of those Thomas Friedman columns. · · 6 minutes ago

    Indeed. I’m thankful for this explanation, actually.

  6. Pseudodionysius

    I think CheneyMcBushHitlerHaliburton hacked into the “New” York Times and wrote this story so the Koch brothers could short the stock.

  7. Pseudodionysius
    flownover: You think those guys could recognize a hack from a mile away. · 10 minutes ago

    +1

  8. Casey
    Donald Todd: Why would anybody want to hack into the NY Times?  

    Apparently, some prominent members of the Chinese military are sick and tired of being bested by Will Shortz.

  9. Matthew Gilley

    So much for the whole pay wall thing.

  10. Percival

    So, it turns out that “Paul Krugman” is actually a 14-year-old girl named Mei.

    That explains a lot, actually.

  11. Richard Fulmer

    It must have been the Chinese ministry of disinformation. 

  12. Fricosis Guy

    Given the sheer hackitude of the NYT, it is a wonder the Chinese hackers were discovered at all. Talk about signal to noise!

  13. Fricosis Guy

    Of course, the Chinese code probably was only coherent text on the NYT servers. It must have stuck out like a sore thumb.

  14. WI Con

    It will be interesting to see if/what they editorialize about this. Imagine the howling if some agency of the US Gov’t did this? Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the Koch Bros. are Boy Scouts compared to these guys.

  15. Fricosis Guy

    Finally, I have many former colleagues and friends who went through heck on the NYT account. Let me just say that many a glass will be raised to those Chicom hackers. Ganbei!

  16. Will Collier

    Like I said on the member feed, Red On Red is always a beautiful thing to watch.

  17. Rawls

    “reductio ad flatus”

    Leave it to Jonah Goldberg to come up with the most sophisticated fart joke of all time.

  18. KC Mulville

    And the difference has been … ?

  19. Casey
    Casey

    Donald Todd: Why would anybody want to hack into the NY Times?  

    Apparently, some prominent members of the Chinese military are sick and tired of being bested by Will Shortz. · 4 hours ago

    He’s the crossword guy, people!  Hello?

  20. David Martini

    I’m surprised it was discovered.  They probably thought it was a new bureau chief leaning a little more to the left.

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