Taiwan alleges Chinese are behind cyber-attacks on government agencies

Taiwan has alleged that since 2018, hacking groups linked to the Chinese government have attacked at least 10 government agencies and some 6000 e-mail accounts of government officials to steal important data. Officials report that at least four Taiwanese tech companies providing information services to the government were attacked by the hacking groups. The people of Taiwan have been warned to be on alert for such cyber-attacks and ‘omnipresent infiltration’ from China.

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