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China Suspected of News Corp Cyberespionage Attack

China Suspected of News Corp Cyberespionage Attack

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The Chinese hackers responsible for an attack on media giant News Corp last month likely were seeking intelligence to serve China’s interests in a cyberespionage incident that shows the persistent vulnerability of corporate networks to email-based attacks, security professionals said.

Reports on Monday revealed that a Jan. 20 incident at Rupert Murdoch’s media giant involved an attack on journalists’ email accounts that gave the intruders access to sensitive data. The breach – limited to several individuals working for outlets including News UK, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post – has raised concerns over the safety of confidential sources working with journalists affected by the incident.

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