Targeting of journalists at News Corp
Date of report
  • February 2022
  • Believed to be the work of China's government.
A Chinese threat actor hacked the email accounts of journalists employed at American media company News Corp. The attackers aimed to uncover journalists’ sources, as well as drafts of upcoming articles. No consumer or financial data was compromised. 
Suspected victims
  • The email accounts of several journalists working for News Corp headquarters, News Technology Services, Dow Jones, News UK, and the New York Post
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown