Wall Street Journal latest victim of hacking from China

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, February 4, 2013 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Hackers from China have infiltrated the computer systems of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) who has become the latest website to be attacked.Wall Street Journal latest victim of hacking from ChinaThe Journal says the hackers were trying to monitor its China coverage.

Beijing has been accused by several governments and companies of carrying out cyber espionage for many years.

Before Christmas the Financial Times related a quote from an FBI cyber expert who said “There are two types of websites- those who have been hacked and those who don’t know that they have been hacked”.

The Journal’s publisher, Dow Jones & Co, released a statement saying hacking attacks related to its China coverage were “an ongoing issue”.

“Evidence shows that infiltration efforts target the monitoring of the Journal’s coverage of China, and are not an attempt to gain commercial advantage or to misappropriate customer information,” a spokeswoman for the newspaper said.

“We continue to work closely with the authorities and outside security specialists, taking extensive measures to protect our customers, employees, journalists and sources.

Other alleged China-based hacks:

In a perverse sort of way- if your website hasn’t been hacked- then the hackers consider that your online effort isn’t worth bothering with.

The moral of the story is ALWAYS be vigilant and don’t be stupid with your passwords and online activities. For the former, please read our post: Internet account passwords in December.

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