Cyberattacks by China ever more sneaky: source

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 18, 2018
By: Jess Macy Yu  /  Reuters, TAIPEI

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

While the frequency of attacks by China’s cyberarmy 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 cyberarmy,” said the person, who is not authorized to speak to the media and declined to be identified.

China has denied accusations of engaging in cyberwarfare or hacking and has said that it is itself one of the world’s biggest victims of such incidents.    [FULL  STORY]

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