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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wall Street Journal’s Story On Wall Street Journal Hack May Be The Strangest Thing You Read Today

As unpleasant as it is to read about another hack attack on a big-name company, there is something strangely amusing about the way in which the Wall Street Journal is reporting on a data breach of its own network.

“Computer systems housing The Wall Street Journal’s news graphics were hacked by outside parties, according to Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co.,” reads the lede of the Journal’s story, which then goes on to quote an unnamed spokesperson for the very paper that is reporting on the matter: “We are investigating an incident related to’s graphics systems. At this point we see no evidence of any impact to Dow Jones customers or customer data.”

And rather than writing that “Bonnie in IT says she’s taken affected systems offline,” the Journal report cites the ever-present “people familiar with the matter.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's a new work --- "lede"!