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New York Times Makes Changes in Europe

A slew of changes to some New York Times foreign desks has been announced. Pay attention now, because there are quite a few. Below are the highlights, followed by a massive Times memo that gives more details.

  • Steve Erlanger is succeeding John Burns as London bureau chief. Burns will remain chief foreign correspondent, but move on to sports coverage.
  • Alissa Rubin is departing as Kabul bureau chief to take over as Paris bureau chief. Rod Nordland will succeed her in Afghanistan.
  • Rachel Donadio is departing her role as Rome bureau chief. The Times hasn’t indicated what she’s doing next yet. Jim Yardley is replacing her.
  • Alison Smale is succeeding Nick Kulish as Berlin bureau chief. Kulish is moving on to East Africa, where he’ll cover for Jeffrey Gettleman, who is on book leave. 

And now for the note.

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Hackers in China Have Been Attacking The New York Times Since October

When the editors at The New York Times delivered the well-reported piece exposing the extreme wealth of China’s prime minister, they probably weren’t that surprised when China blocked the online version of the piece. However, since then, hackers in China have been infiltrating the Times’ computers, gathering emails and passwords. This is a high tech spy story for the ages.

During the digital attack, the hackers installed malicious maleware that allowed them to gain entry to any Times computer. The hackers stole every Times employee corporate password and used this inforamtion to gain access to 53 personal computers. The Times says no customer information was accessed. The hackers tried to hide what they were doing, but the Times caught on:

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