Close, but Not Quite Hacked

One of our cover story reporters faced an attempted attack on Gmail
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When the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other papers made headlines last month by exposing what they said were China-sponsored hacks into their organizations, I thought, pshaw. I’ve done some reporting on online security. The real news would be if they hadn’t been hacked. Security experts can’t say it enough: There are very few places Chinese digital spies haven’t gotten into.

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