Which one of the four major U.S. news organizations is most likely to be hacked?
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In August, the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper published an article in which it stated that the Telegraph is “likely to be compromised by foreign governments in the next 24 hours.”
In an interview with The Washington Post in October, however, the Telegraph CEO revealed that the news outlet was not hacked.
However, the company stated in its statement that it has been compromised and that it is “in the process of investigating.”
The Telegraph stated that it “is not aware of any security breach affecting Telegraph publications.”
In addition to being breached, the newspaper was also hacked in November 2016.
According to the Telegraph, it was attacked by a Russian-speaking group that obtained access to “private information from Telegraph databases,” the Telegraph reported.
This group was later found to have been a state-sponsored actor.
The newspaper stated that “our data and our business operations are fully secure.”
It also stated that Telegraph’s “business is completely separate from any of our customers and partners,” and that “there is no evidence whatsoever that our data has been stolen or compromised.”
While the Telegraph was not directly hacked, the publication did experience a security breach that affected its data and network in March 2017.
The newspaper’s executives were able to identify the attacker through the publication’s internal investigation.
The following month, the New York Times published a report stating that a Russian intelligence agency had obtained a trove of personal information on tens of thousands of Times employees, including the names, email addresses, and birthdates of more than 1.5 million employees.
The report noted that the hack was a result of a “sophisticated cyberattack.”
The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom said in a statement that the Times had “failed to disclose the extent of the damage to our systems,” according to the BBC.