Wall Street Journal 'also victim of China hacking attack'
02/01/13: The BBC reports hackers from China have infiltrated the computer systems of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), in the second reported attack on a major US news outlet. The Journal says the hackers were trying to monitor its China coverage. The New York Times reported earlier that Chinese hackers had "persistently" penetrated its systems for the last four months. Beijing has been accused by several governments and companies of carrying out cyber espionage for many years. The Journal's publisher, Dow Jones & Co, released a statement on Thursday saying hacking attacks related to its China coverage were "an ongoing issue". "Evidence shows that infiltration efforts target the monitoring of the Journal's coverage of China, and are not an attempt to gain commercial advantage or to misappropriate customer information," a spokeswoman for the newspaper said. The paper has completed a network overhaul to bolster security, she added.