News Corp. Reporters' Emails Targeted In China-Linked Hack

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By Ben Kochman (February 4, 2022, 2:47 PM EST) — A cyberattack on News Corp. exposed emails and documents belonging to journalists, including at The Wall Street Journal and New York Post, and was likely the work of intelligence agents working for the Chinese government, the company said Friday.

The attack, discovered Jan. 20, also targeted staff at News Corp.’s headquarters in New York City, at the Journal’s parent company Dow Jones, and within the company’s U.K. news operation, according to an email sent to employees.

The company’s cybersecurity consultants at Mandiant believe the attackers “have a China nexus” and “are likely involved in espionage activities to collect intelligence to benefit China’s interests,” according…

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