Journalists’ E-Mails Hacked in China

The e-mail accounts of eight foreign journalists working in China and Taiwan were hacked recently, leading Yahoo to suspend several of the accounts last week, the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China (FCCC) said Wednesday.Among the hacked e-mail accounts, the settings of one account were also modified to forward all e-mails to another e-mail address, it said. The FCCC warned members to change their e-mail passwords and advised them to use other means of communication for arranging interviews or other “sensitive business.” While there is no evidence linking the hacked e-mail accounts and the Chinese government, the FCCC warning highlights growing concern over the e-mail surveillance of individuals generally viewed with suspicion by the Chinese government, including human rights activists and foreign journalists working in China.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/world/asia/31china.html?ref=technology

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