Evan Osnos offers very sharp observations at the New Yorker about China's hacking of the New York Times. Among other points:
This was not a fishing expedition. The hackers who broke into the Times system knew what they were supposed to find. Five weeks before the story was even published, they learned it was in the works, and, though they gained access to “any computer” at the Times, they focused on the reporter David Barboza’s e-mail account, rooting around on a determined hunt for the names of his sources on the prime-minister story.