Taiwan says China behind cyber attacks on govt agencies, emails

At least 10 agencies and 6000 email accounts "infiltrated".

IT News
Date: Aug 20 2020
By Yimou Lee

Taiwan says hacking groups linked to the Chinese government had attacked at least 10 government agencies and some 6000 email accounts of government officials in an "infiltration" to steal important data.

Democratic Taiwan has been urging its people to be alert for what officials call "omnipresent infiltration" from China, involving from Beijing-backed media campaigns to cyber attacks, against the island that China considers its territory.

"Chinese hacking groups have been infiltrating government agencies and their information service providers for a long time," said the deputy director of the Taiwan Investigation Bureau's Cyber Security Investigation Office, Liu Chia-zung.

"They were aiming to acquire important government documents and data," Liu told reporters. "Some government data might have been leaked. This has posed a great threat."

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