The revelation of the Chinese hacking campaign against reporters working for the New York Times has raised awareness of targeted malware attacks, but what does the history of cyberattacks against media agencies look like?
Here’s a short (and definitely incomplete) list of some of the stories we have seen over the years, where news agencies have fallen foul of hackers and cybercriminals:
August 2008 A full-blown conflict between Russian and Georgian forces spills over into defacements and denial-of-service attacks against a number of websites. These include the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website – where hackers posted a collage of photographs comparing Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to Adolf Hitler.
One of the sites impacted by the…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.