Newswindow: Wall Street Journal says it too was attacked by Chinese hackers

Wall Street Journal says it too was attacked by Chinese hackers

New York: After The New York Times, another leading American paper, The Wall Street Journal, Friday accused Chinese hackers of targeting its computers to spy on journalists covering China.

"Evidence shows infiltration efforts target monitoring of the Journal's coverage of China and are not an attempt to gain commercial advantage or misappropriate customer information," Paula Keve, a spokeswoman for Journal publisher Dow Jones, said in a statement. She said data security is an "ongoing issue", and that the paper, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, continues "to work closely with the authorities and outside security specialists, taking extensive measures to protect our customers, employees, journalists and sources".

The Journal in recent weeks has been taking steps to overhaul network security. The effort was completed on Thursday, the daily said.

The Journal in a report said it had been facing hacking threats from China during the past few years.

Explosion in Mexico City kills 32, injures 101

MEXICO CITY: A mysterious explosion at the headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company here on Thursday killed at least 32 people and injured 101, according to government officials, as windows shattered, the ground shook and thousands of employees fled into a panicked downtown. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known. It occurred just before 4 pm in the basement of an administrative building next to the 52-storey tower of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.

Company officials said there was significant damage to the first floor and mezzanine of the building, and witnesses said they saw rescue workers helping trapped employees who had been pinned under falling debris. Officials said the dead included 17 women and 8 men.

The blast — in a highly protected but decaying office complex — comes in the middle of a heated debate over the future of Pemex, a national institution and a corporate behemoth that has been plagued by declining production, theft and an abysmal safety record.

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