Taiwan News: China Cyber Attacks Intensify, Tsai Calls for Democratic Unity

The News Lens
Date: 2018/06/26
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang said Monday that information security

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is part of national security and is a key priority for the government.

According to Huang, the government has been focusing on the country’s capabilities in the field of information security since President Tsai Ing-wen took office.

The statement follows publication of a report by the Financial Times that said the number of so-called “high-impact incidents”, or those that target stealing sensitive government data or personal information, tripled between 2015 and 2017. The report also quoted a senior cyber security analyst as saying that malware originating from China is often first tested on Taiwan.

The intensification is part of concerted efforts by Beijing to pressure Taiwan’s government since Tsai’s election in 2016.    [FULL  STORY]


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