The Straits Times
Published on Feb 02, 2013

Washington Post joins list of hacked US media


WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Washington Post disclosed on Saturday that it had suffered a cyberattack and suspects Chinese hackers were behind it, joining Twitter and major US media outlets that have endured intrusions.

The Post said in a front-page story that the attack was detected in 2011.

It said company officials would not comment on the circumstances, duration of the intrusion or apparent origin.

The newspaper quoted spokesman Kris Coratti as saying the company worked with a security company to detect, investigate and resolve the situation "promptly" at the end of 2011.