New York Times says it was victim of Chinese hackers

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    Farmboy

    Back in the old days, we had good hackers in the US, too. Don't we still?

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    zichi

    @Farmboy

    Back in the old days, we had good hackers in the US, too. Don't we still?

    Just another occupation that went overseas.

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    Elbuda Mexicano

    We have good, great hackers! They get arrested at around 13? 15 years of age, get told that if they do not work for the FBI, CIA, etc..and then these kids do their thing for the American side. But anyway, hmmm...if it was not CHINA who is trying to mess up the NY Times???

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    Surf O'Holic

    Piers Morgan may have some inside information on this.

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    lostrune2

    "started from the same university computers used by the Chinese military to attack United States military contractors in the past."

    So, either the Chinese military is lying, or they are very incompetent for having their computers zombified repeatedly for long stretches of time especially when they control China's internet quite tightly.

    People should ask the Chinese military to explain which.

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    Elbuda Mexicano

    Lostrune, PEOPLE should just start to BOYTCOTT anything and everthing CHINE$E!!??

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    globalwatcher

    This is proved to be done by PRC military hackers. Don't sit around. US needs to hack it back PRC hard. Enough is enough.

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    globalwatcher

    I need to add to my post above. PRC military hackers are looking for this person who has this information of Wen Jiabao.. Why are they after him/her? No clue. Probably person who has a personal financial access of Wen Jiabao is spying China?

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    OssanAmerica

    China has been and is conducting an undeclared war against us.

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    Bgood41

    For the Communist China and its military wings, they have no stomach for any opposition at home or abroad. Hacking, stealing, bribery, espionage....are tools for PRC, even against the private entity; to catch up and exploiting the rest of the world for China's sake. Maybe soon the world will wake up and give this bully what it deserved. What a shame!

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    sfjp330

    The U.S. Congress failed to pass a cybersecurity bill this summer after Republicans opposed the bill, siding with business lobbyists who claimed that any security standards would unfairly saddle businesses with costly regulations. So, businesses would rather put their customers at risk, than install the appropriate safeguards. Is that what the Republicans are defending? It would appear to be the case. It is guaranteed that if their own systems are breached, they will be the very first to complain that "the horrid government" is not doing enough to "protect me." As far as Chinese hackers go, while some are the result of government activity, most of it is conducted by individuals who believe that bothering others makes them important.

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    Elbuda Mexicano

    SFJP330, thanks for that great information, I will have to check that out about REPUBLICANS opposing a cyber security ball last summer, sounds like the idiotic thing they would do to try and make Mr.Obama look bad and all Democrats look bad, so I would not be surprised, no, not at all.

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    Tony Ew

    @OssanAmerica

    China has been and is conducting an undeclared war against us.

    This is not surprising. There is a smokeless war conducted by both US and China against each other. As usual China is the bad boy, sure because US hidden war against China is not noticed by anyone right?

    If David Barboza is still in China, I suggest China should investigate the investigator! China should try to learn WHEN he learn ALL the facts ready for publication and understand WHY he delay reporting if true. If it is proven he knew all materials back in June say and choose to report in late Oct, then NY Times is definitely a Manipulative Politically Motivated Meddling News Organization with a hidden agenda against China .It looks like Swiftboating Mr Wen to smear him at the most opportune time. Swiftboating refers to successful attempts to derail the new Secretary of State John Kerry bid for US presidency in 2004 by smear campaigns. I have absolutely no quarrel with the article itself but the timing.

    NY Times reporting is basically Reputation Smear By Association. In office, Mr Wen now have no convenient opportunity to answer back smear reporting like in a court room. After he leave office he could proceed with legal actions as a private citrizen. NY Times could be sued BILLIONS if this is proven to be a malicious personal smear reporting GUILT BY ASSOCIATION.

    Besides the suspected intentional NY Times conveniently timed reporting, it reported TWICE, right before the Chinese Nov party gathering and again Headline News during the meeting. Not enought bang first time around? . Does it make sense to anybody why this is necessary? One can only conclude there is a political agenda here and NY Times being hacked if it is confirmed to be from China is a deserving punishment and also being banned from China.

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    HonestDictator

    The best way for the US to hack back China is to give the Chinese people free and unbiased internet access along with non PRC controlled media information, forum boards and more.

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    globalwatcher

    HonestDictatorFeb. 02, 2013 - 04:26AM JST

    The best way for the US to hack back China is to give the Chinese people free and unbiased internet access along with non PRC controlled media information, forum boards and more.

    How do we do that? Actually we are doing that already ; one from the PRC, the other from the HongKong. Often times, stories are conflicting. FYI

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