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Bureau Passwords Hacked; Sen. Releases Cybersecurity Report

DATA PROTECTION—CHINA & U.S.

January 31, 2013

The New York Times reports that Chinese hackers infiltrated the news bureau’s computer systems and acquired passwords of reporters and other employees. Security experts found that over a four-month period, hackers stole the corporate passwords of every Times employee in order to access the personal computers of 53 specific employees, but no customer data was breached, the report states. Meanwhile, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has released a staff memorandum detailing the comments his office received from companies regarding cybersecurity practices. Of nearly 300 respondents, more than 80 percent came from Fortune 100 firms. The memorandum is expected to inform future cybersecurity legislation. Last week, Rockefeller introduced the Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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