Rupert Murdoch claims that the Wall Street Journal is still being troubled by hackers, after a week of Chinese hacking revelations. Read more in my article at Naked Security. . the Wall Street Journal's editorial takes a strikingly opposing posture. It adopts a peevish tone. ProPublica's disclosure in the Guardian that some members of the Bancroft family harboured regrets about selling the Journal to Murdoch is also criticised. Phone hacking Wall Street Journal US press and publishing Newspapers Newspapers & magazines. . LONDON (AP) — Wall Street Journal proprietor Rupert Murdoch says that Chinese hackers are still attacking his newspaper, suggesting the spying campaign against U.S. journalists unveiled last week is still live. Rupert Murdoch: Chinese are still hacking the WSJ. Murdoch said late Tuesday that 'Chinese still hacking us, or were over weekend.'. From Yahoo News: Wall Street Journal proprietor Rupert Murdoch says that Chinese hackers are still attacking his newspaper, suggesting the spying campaign against U.S. journalists unveiled last week is still live.In a.
News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch, at a parliamentary hearing on the phone-hacking scandal, said people he trusted 'let me down.' Near the end of the hearing, he was rushed by a man with plate of foam, but others blocked the assailant. News Corp. also owns The Wall Street Journal. ENLARGE In prepared statements at the hearing, Mr. Murdoch read stark apologies to victims. . and that he and the other top executives had been completely unaware of the hacking.   On 15 July, Murdoch attended a private meeting in London with the family of Milly Dowler, where he personally apologized for the. Rupert Murdoch. an American Business Empire, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. ISBN 978-0-547-15243-1 (Also published as: War at The Wall Street Journal: How Rupert Murdoch Bought an American Icon, Melbourne, Text Publishing, 2010.) Evans, Harold. Good Times. Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul whose newspaper empire includes the Wall Street Journal, posted on Twitter earlier today that his newspaper was still suffering at the hands of hackers. Murdoch has waded into the developing news story about the high profile hacks, which were revealed to the world by. Updated 7.30am, Saturday: Wall Street Journal reporters were frustrated in their attempts to tell the story of the News of the. has read substantial sections of the book, Murdoch's world: the last of the old media empires (published next week by Perseus Books). He tells how Folkenflik reveals that WSJ journalists 'told. A WSJ spokesperson issued a statement last night. It said: 'The Wall Street Journal covered phone hacking extensively and aggressively, both when Robert Thomson was.
China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch – Naked Security. Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul whose newspaper empire includes the Wall Street Journal, posted on Twitter earlier today that his newspaper was still suffering at the hands of hackers. Murdoch has waded into the developing news story about the high profile hacks, which were revealed to the world by the New York Times when it admitted that its servers had been infiltrated by hackers for four months, stealing employee passwords. Murdoch’s seven word tweet claims that the hacks against his own companies are still going on. In a column published on Sunday, entitled “Barbarians at the Digital Gate”, the Wall Street Journal shared some details of the attack against its systems, and didn’t beat around the bush regarding what it felt about the hackers: "Specifically, the email accounts of under two dozen Journal editors, reporters and editorial writers have been hacked for months and maybe longer by the Chinese government.
The hackers entered our systems and sought to monitor our China coverage. We identified the hacking last year and have taken steps to prevent it. The attack parallels similar Chinese infiltration of the New York Times, which believes the cyber- espionage originated with a Chinese military unit, as well as a hacking attempt last year against Bloomberg News.""Whatever else the Chinese thought they were doing by hacking us, they didn't stop the publication of a single article. Now they have only magnified their embarrassment, as their intrusion was eventually bound to be detected and publicized. Perhaps they will now try to deny us travel visas, harass our journalists or otherwise interfere with our business in China.""Meantime, we read that the FBI is investigating China's media hacking and treating it as a national security issue.
It's also a plain- old crime, undertaken by a government that fancies itself the world's next superpower but acts like a giant thievery corporation."Hard hitting stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree. Quite what Chinese hackers might have done to upset Rupert Murdoch over the weekend isn’t made clear, and – frustratingly – he doesn’t share any details as to how the Wall Street Journal has positively identified that the hackers are Chinese. I think it’s very hard for anyone to prove that China was behind these hacks (although lets not be na. ГЇve, they probably were).
Rupert Murdoch tweets that the Wall Street Journal newspaper is still being attacked by Chinese hackers. Rupert Murdoch tweets that the Wall Street Journal newspaper is still being attacked by Chinese hackers. Accessibility links. Skip to content; Accessibility Help; BBC iD. Notifications. BBC navigation. News. Rupert Murdoch tweets Chinese 'still hacking' WSJ. 6 February 2013. News Corp. executive James Murdoch altered part of the July testimony he gave U.K. lawmakers, acknowledging at new hearing that he was made aware of an email containing transcripts of hacked voice mails. DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.
China has, of course, denied involvement. That’s easy for them to do, as the origin of a particular hack is very difficult to prove. Hackers can bounce their attacks from computer to computer, leapfrogging around the world, hiding their origin.
Even if an attack is tracked back to a Chinese computer – who is to say that it’s not been hijacked by a hacker in, say, El Salvador? These are important considerations to take into account before pointing the finger of blame at particular countries for a hacking attack.
The complexities of attribution don’t make for easy media headlines, but are important for the general public to understand – especially when some countries appear to be gearing up for pre- emptive internet attacks against perceived aggressors. Further reading: A short history of hacking attacks against the media. Follow @gcluley. Internet image from Shutterstock.