This article discusses the recent Chinese computer hackings of both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The Chinese Hackers apparently infiltrated and stole the passwords of employees for the two newspapers in order to monitor their coverage of China. While the Chinese Ministry of National Defense denies any involvement in these or any other hacking incidences, the Wall Street Journal claims that this has been an ongoing issue and is working with authorities to clean its system and prevent future hacking attempts. Other news outlets such as Bloomberg have reported similar occurrences as well.
The AP reports that the Obama administration is considering more authoritative action against the Chinese government to prevent future hacking campaigns. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton recently stated that international “rules of the road” need to be established in a worldwide effort to prevent cyber-attacks, as the Chinese aren’t the only one’s guilty of such activity.