Taiwan authorities name two hacking groups backed by China government — Taidoor and Blacktech
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following an FBI alert about China-backed malicious cyber activity, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau is warning of a threat from two hacking groups backed by the Chinese government and revealed a list of 11 domain names that government-linked agencies and businesses should block.
The bureau on Wednesday (Aug 19) suggested that Taidoor and Blacktech — two hacking groups linked to the Chinese government — have often infiltrated government agencies and their contracted information service providers. A poor network architecture resulting from insufficient investment in cybersecurity solutions makes them vulnerable to cyber attacks, it stated.
The hackers targeted loopholes in the systems of Taiwan government information service providers, and then sneaked into the remote desktop shared by government agencies to steal secrets or personal information. Government agencies have been asked to increase scrutiny of their service providers. [FULL STORY]