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Hackers infiltrate Wall Street Journal network in new cyberattack

WSJ hack gives attackers access to network that hosts graphics and images, forces system offline
By: Shane McGlaun | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:00 pm

The Wall street Journal operates a print publication and it has an online presence as well. Hackers recently attacked the WSJ computer network and forced the publication offline. Authorities say that the hackers were able to infiltrate WSJ computer systems used to host graphics.

 

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As a result of the breach, systems were taken offline to isolate the attack. According to the WSJ, no damage, or altering of news graphics has been found, but a review of the systems is ongoing. A spokesman for the WSJ said, "We are investigating an incident related to wsj.com's graphics systems. At this point we see no evidence of any impact to Dow Jones customers or customer data."

 

A user going by the name w0rm posted to Twitter an image of the hacked website with an offer to sell the user name and other info required to control the server for a bitcoin, worth about $620.

NEWS SOURCES:Zdnet.com

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