Morning Security Brief: New York Times Hacked, Border Security, Super Bowl Security, and More

By Carlton Purvis

The New York Times says it’s been the victim of a cyberattack by the Chinese government after publishing a story examining the wealth of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao. The hackers broke into the newspaper’s internal networks and the personal computers of more than 50 employees, according to media reports. The hackers only sought information related to the Wen Jiabao story. The Times worked with AT&T and the FBI after then initial attack and hired Mandiant, a cybersecurity company to secure its networks and investigate. The investigation found the hacks “were likely part of an elaborate spy campaign with links to the country's military,” The Guardian reports.

►The decline in the number of arrests at the border doesn’t necessarily mean border security is more effective, reports the Washington Post. “Experts point out that illegal immigration as a whole has plummeted since 2007 in significant part because of our economic downturn. Border arrests in 2012, in fact, are up to 356,873 from 327,577 in 2011, the AP reported this week, which could suggest that the number of apprehensions has been contingent at least in part on the economy,” Wonkblog reports.

►Forbes contributor, Alicia Jessop discusses security for Super Bowl XLVII.

►In other news, Maybach Music Group frontman Rick Ross hires 24-hour armed security after being targeting in a drive-by shooting.♦ Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West spoke on human trafficking during a National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month event. ♦ And here are bullying behaviors to look for in the workplace from the Madisonville, Kentucky Police Department.



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