Chinese cyber attacks on Taiwan government becoming harder to detect: source

Date: JUNE 15, 2018
By: Jess Macy Yu

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Cyber attacks from China on Taiwan’s government computers are

A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

becoming more difficult to detect, a source close to government discussions said, as hackers increasingly use online platforms such as search engines to break into systems.

While the frequency of attacks by China’s cyber army has declined, the success rate of such incursions is rising, the source said.

“Taiwan’s official departments suffer from hundreds of successful internet attacks each year, more than half of which come from assaults by China’s cyber army,” the person, who is not authorized to speak to the media and declined to be identified, told Reuters.

China has strongly denied accusations of engaging in cyber warfare or hacking, and has said it is itself one of the world’s biggest victims of such incidents.

Both China’s Taiwan Affairs Office and the Cyberspace Administration of China did not immediately respond to a request for comment.    [FULL  STORY]

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