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(Guardian)   Chinese military caught hacking NY Times. Perhaps NY Times will learn their lesson and tear down this (pay) wall   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 27
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2013-01-31 08:18:44 AM  
 a cyber-security company hired by the New York Times coming to a conclusion beneficial to it's employer??  i dont believe.

they should have used 7 proxies. alert teh cybar porice!!
 
2013-01-31 08:24:25 AM  

thisiszombocom: a cyber-security company hired by the New York Times coming to a conclusion beneficial to it's employer??  i dont believe.

they should have used 7 proxies. alert teh cybar porice!!


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2013-01-31 08:31:41 AM  

thisiszombocom: a cyber-security company hired by the New York Times coming to a conclusion beneficial to it's employer??  i dont believe.

they should have used 7 proxies. alert teh cybar porice!!


Assuming you're tinfoil-hat-serious, the most beneficial conclusion for the NYT is the correct one.
 
2013-01-31 08:34:16 AM  
Anyone surprised by Chinese military hackers hacking stuff in the US...must have just awakened from a 15-year coma.
 
2013-01-31 08:47:28 AM  
It doesn't take a "hacker" to get around the paywall.
 
2013-01-31 08:57:29 AM  
Begun, the cyber wars have.
 
2013-01-31 09:03:08 AM  

Stabone33: Anyone surprised by Chinese military hackers hacking stuff in the US...must have just awakened from a 15-year coma.


Glom onto an "open" wifi signal around any Fed building in the D.C. area and the odds are 80/20 it's run by the PRC.
 
2013-01-31 09:14:05 AM  
They should employ the Chicago Tribune technique, which is defeated by a timely use of your 'stop' button/escape key.
 
2013-01-31 09:15:06 AM  

Stabone33: Anyone surprised by Chinese military hackers hacking stuff in the US...must have just awakened from a 15-year coma.


because everything good comes from the US
 
2013-01-31 09:26:29 AM  
I don't find it comforting that the NYTimes, the paper of record, the place anonymous government sources go to persuade America to go to war and stay at war, gets enough money to run from people who not only don't question authority but also don't question what everything after the question mark in their URLs does.
 
2013-01-31 09:42:23 AM  
If the Chinese military took over the New York Times, would anyone notice any difference in the editorial content?
 
2013-01-31 09:50:28 AM  
Spear-phishing.

Ya know, our systems here have firewalls, antivirus that's always up-to-date, anti-malware (I prefer Malwarebytes, btw), and Firefox with the NoScript addon.  And yet, all that is not enough to protect a computer from a user who insists on opening a suspicious email or clicking some stupid link.
 
2013-01-31 09:52:45 AM  

tbhouston: Stabone33: Anyone surprised by Chinese military hackers hacking stuff in the US...must have just awakened from a 15-year coma.

because everything good comes from the US



Huh?  Did you just randomly type words, or were you trying to actually have a thought?  China is actively undermining US infrastructure, and is using cyber attacks all the time.  Business people going to China are worried about their data being stolen, and companies are questioning the use of Chinese made products due to the inclusion of malware at the factory.
 
2013-01-31 10:01:11 AM  

xanadian: Spear-phishing.

Ya know, our systems here have firewalls, antivirus that's always up-to-date, anti-malware (I prefer Malwarebytes, btw), and Firefox with the NoScript addon.  And yet, all that is not enough to protect a computer from a user who insists on opening a suspicious email or clicking some stupid link.


To be fair, reporters are in a much worse situation for this than most people. They  rely on getting information from strange and anonymous sources through a variety of ways, including email. It would not be hard  at all to write an email with an attachment that gets opened by a reporter, and a reporter would have no trouble defending their decision to do it.
 
2013-01-31 10:25:25 AM  

Arkanaut: It doesn't take a "hacker" to get around the paywall.


Seriously, they just use cookies.
 
2013-01-31 10:33:24 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: If the Chinese military took over the New York Times, would anyone notice any difference in the editorial content?


Well, they'd probably fire Krugman -- he's been known to trash the Chinese for their currency manipulation.
 
2013-01-31 10:50:16 AM  
the_vicious_fez:

To be fair, reporters are in a much worse situation for this than most people. They  rely on getting information from strange and anonymous sources through a variety of ways, including email. It would not be hard  at all to write an email with an attachment that gets opened by a reporter, and a reporter would have no trouble defending their decision to do it.

They should have a few computer terminals off-network and on their own line so they can sandbox for times like that. No need to have everything going though your main servers.
 
2013-01-31 11:14:20 AM  
Why we continue to fund this hive-mind Communist empire is beyond me. We are their sworn enemies, they make no bones about that internally. They have every intention of imposing Chicom rule on the whole globe, I've done business over there with many PLA types who believe and espouse this, always in a friendly, "We are going to save you from yourselves" sort of a way.

Kissinger sold us out to these monsters, Bush I formalized the deal and Clinton signed off on it.

There will be war with these miserable pukes.
 
2013-01-31 01:16:09 PM  
So they are hacking in to steal crappy news? Couldnt they just hack TMZ, it would seem to be easier.
 
2013-01-31 01:53:43 PM  
LemSkroob:
They should have a few computer terminals off-network and on their own line so they can sandbox for times like that. No need to have everything going though your main servers.

Sounds good in theory, but in practice, telling people that they can't get email on their own computers is absurd. There's no way anyone would be productive.

I could see forcing everyone to run in VMs though.
 
JRB
2013-01-31 02:27:01 PM  
With this revelation, I imagine that there are some Chinese hackers who are right now making their last preparations before all trace of their existence and connection to the Chinese government gets erased.

The Internet - Dangerous Business, indeed.
 
2013-01-31 03:25:29 PM  
Stabone33: Anyone surprised by Chinese military hackers hacking stuff in the US...must have just awakened from a 15-year coma.

because everything good comes from the US


If you're a PRC-subsidized tech business, yes...things such as research and development. We spend the money on it, they steal the results, and clone their own versions of it and produce it for a fraction of the cost.

They're not just hacking US computers. They're hacking the UK, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, India...pretty much anyone with any kind of modern industry, especially the tech industry. Chinese state-sponsored industrial cyber-espionage is rampant and it's no secret to anyone.

In this case, they're clearly trying to understand what the NYT is going to publish about the Premier, so that their own censors and PR machine can counter it before that information gets published.
 
2013-01-31 03:40:50 PM  
How long have the Chinese been hacking FARK to greenlight gun threads in an effort to incite a civil war?

/just a minute, there's someone at the door
 
2013-01-31 04:49:44 PM  
They've also infiltrated the Wall Street Journal.

An easier job, to be sure, since everybody knows Rupert Murdoch is on their payroll.

Fark won't let me link to the article because of WSJ's paywall, but I was able to read it for free for some reason. Google "Wall Street Journal chinese hackers."
 
2013-01-31 05:11:30 PM  
Obama Calls Women "America's Li'l Dumplin's"
 
2013-01-31 10:13:07 PM  
Interestingly enough, NPR's story on this came up "page not found" the first two times I tried to open it from work today.
 
2013-02-01 01:28:35 AM  
Isn't it time we built the Great Firewall wonder?
 
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