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The infiltration of the American newspaper by hackers reckoned to be working for the Chinese government is a demonstration of the layered model of hacking: from noisy to silent, amateur to professional.
For months, the Grey Lady was the target of a very sophisticated attack. The hacking underworld is locked in a very serious conflict, not to be confined to Anonymous.
"For the government hackers, anonymity - the real sort, rather than the mask-wearing, visible Anonymous sort - is an essential currency. They have to remain invisible both in their daily life, and their online life."
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