Thursday, January 17, 2008

'Internet forces' in China and Taiwan Step Up Cyber Attacks

Tsuyoshi Nojima writes on The Asahi Shimbun:

Cyber attacks between China and Taiwan are believed to have escalated in recent years by troops of hackers, called "Internet forces."

Their mission is apparently to steal confidential information from the computers of the governments or important officials.

Taiwan is on alert, saying that China's Internet forces are the strongest in the world. China, on the other hand, claims that it is a victim of attacks from Taiwanese hackers.

A senior official of Taiwan's National Security Council (NSC) said, "The problem is one of the most important 'hidden' issues for the security of Taiwan."

More here.

Hat-tip: Global Security News


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