New York Times attacked by Chinese hackers; China blacks out CNN’s report

Wow. The New York Times has reported that its computers suffered sustained attacks by Chinese hackers.

More from CNN’s report.

The newspaper said that the security experts it used to counter the attacks had accumulated “digital evidence that Chinese hackers, using methods that some consultants have associated with the Chinese military in the past, breached The Times’s network.”

Asked about The Times’ allegations on Thursday, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that “all such alleged attacks are groundless, irresponsible accusations lacking solid proof or reliable research results.”

Well, a CNN on-air report about the hacking was not shown in China.

Indeed. Evidently, that doesn’t fit in with their state-run media.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with any further developments.


  • Joe W.

    Who reads that Fish Wrap of Record anyway?? No one cares…..

  • TugboatPhil

    Maybe China doesn’t need them to provide our national secrets anymore. If that’s true, the NYT serves absolutely NO purpose now.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Now just a minute. Say what you like about Old Media and New Media and Media Bias or whatever gripes you may have, but even in this age of instant communication worldwide and the “social networking” model of information movement, the “Old Gray Lady” STILL towers head and shoulders above anything remotely conceivable as competition, as the world’s leading purveyor of highest quality birdcage liner.

      • TugboatPhil

        C’mon now. Aren’t there some things that even birds won’t crap on?

  • Aaron

    Get a good glimpse into your future, America.

  • $29561723

    So one group of communists hacked another group of communists. News?

  • Randi Starr

    So who do I send Thanks to?

  • Stephen K

    At least now we know where Thomas Friedman gets the rubbish he puts into his op-eds.

  • SineWaveII

    Why? Were they giving the NYT pointers on how to be communist?

  • Booker

    If they are blacking out this report, then that means that they are directly involved in it. China will never change.

  • ceemack

    What did the hackers do to the NY Times…maliciously insert truth into the articles?

  • ps5725

    Its it funny how no one knew this until reported by a conservative site?

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Assaults the NYT and CNN???

    Hooray for China!!!!

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Oh hello? Leftard trolls? Can we have one of you in here to carefully explain to us how the Chinese are neither Communists nor totalitarian, and are free-er than nearly anyone else in the world, with the possible exception of Cuba?

    Come on, I know you can do it!