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, that found that the
relatives of Wen Jiabao, China’s prime minister, had accumulated
a fortune worth several billion dollars through business dealings.
Crazy story, enough to turn anyone into a paranoid.