Courtesy of Petar Kujundzio/Reuters

The New York Times published an article in October about the wealth of the family of China‘s prime minister, Wen Jiabao, in both English and Chinese. Courtesy of Petar Kujundzio/Reuters

For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.

After surreptitiously tracking the intruders to study their movements and help erect better defenses to block them, The Times and computer security experts have expelled the attackers and kept them from breaking back in.

The timing of the attacks coincided with the reporting for a Times investigation, published online on Oct. 25, 2013, that found that the relatives of Wen Jiabao, China’s prime minister, had accumulated a fortune worth several billion dollars through business dealings.

Hackers in China Have been Attacking The Times | DFI News.

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