Chinese hackers have gained access to around 6,000 email accounts belonging to at least 10 Taiwan government agencies, officials said.
According to a top Taiwan cyber official, the attacks are part of a cyber espionage campaign. The government of Taipei is still investigating the campaign and assessing its impact, although the cyber official told AFP press agency that the damage done was “not small.”
The Taiwanese Government accuses the Chinese government of continues cyber incursions since 2016 when President Tsai Ing-wen was elected.
“Taipei has accused Beijing of stepping up a cyber campaign since 2016 when Taiwan elected President Tsai Ing-wen, who refuses to acknowledge Beijing’s insistence that the self-ruled democratic island is part of “one China”.” reads the AFP press.