This Explains A Lot: Chinese Hackers Have Been Getting To New York Times Computers For 4 Months

No word yet on whether it was merely an attempt to recruit Paul Krugman.

For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.

After surreptitiously tracking the intruders to study their movements and help erect better defenses to block them, The Times and computer security experts have expelled the attackers and kept them from breaking back in.

The timing of the attacks coincided with the reporting for a Times investigation, published online on Oct. 25, that found that the relatives of Wen Jiabao, China’s prime minister, had accumulated a fortune worth several billion dollars through business dealings.

Honestly, how would we even be able to tell if communist hackers had completely taken the paper over? eHarmony doesn't match like interests this well.