Take Two for January 31, 2013

NY Times, Wall Street Journal say China hacked papers' computers

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A woman walks past the New York Times office in Shanghai on October 30, 2012. Lawyers for relatives of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have hit back at an 'untrue' New York Times article which alleged the family has accumulated vast wealth, a report said.

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported computer systems in its Beijing bureau had been infiltrated by Chinese hackers. This came a day after The New York Times announced similar cyberattacks.

The intrusion at the Times was detected last fall when the paper began reporting on the personal fortune of China's Prime Minister. Hackers allegedly stole the passwords of reporters and other staff members.

China's Ministry of National Defense has denied involvement in these attacks. For more on this we're joined now is Rob Gifford, China Editor at the economist.  


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