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Journalists under personal cyberattack

CNN is reporting that there have been cyberattacks targeted at major newspaper journalists:

Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at The New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

The obvious question is: why?

News organizations are considered top targets because they can yield valuable intelligence on reporter contacts in the government, as well as communications and unpublished works with sensitive information, US government officials believe.

If you work for a journalistic news organisation, paying attention to your digital security has never been more important.

[via The Loop]


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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