Yesterday, the New York Times released a report indicating that their systems had been repeatedly breached by Chinese hackers over a period of four months, particularly stealing reporters’ passwords and looking up information related to one of the Chinese government’s top leaders, Premier Wen Jiabao. Later, the Wall Street Journal admitted that their systems experienced similar attacks from Chinese sources, and hinted that the motivations could have been similar.

More than anything, the attacks on these papers from mysterious foreign sources hunting for information sheds light on one clear and important point:

Now, more than ever, publishing outlets need to have protection against cyberattacks. Read more