Cyberattack on News Corp Blamed on China

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    The Facts

    • Employees at several News Corp outlets have reported email hackings that could potentially expose journalists and their sources.

    • Cybersecurity firm Mandiant - called in when the hacks were first discovered on Jan. 20 - has stated that they're likely linked to espionage activities that would benefit China.


    The Spin

    Anti-China narrative

    China's cyberattacks are growing more brazen and damaging.The FBI is opening new cases against Beijing everyday, as President Xi Jiping quickly becomes one of the greatest threats to open societies worldwide.

    Pro-China narrative

    The US is smearing China with no evidence, for political purposes. The hypocrisy is astounding, since America is the #1 cyberattacker in the world, against both China and its own allies.


    Establishment split

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