Taiwan and U.S. to conduct joint cybersecurity drills in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and the United States will for the first time conduct large-scale joint cybersecurity drills in November, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christen...

Beijing using 'agents' to spread disinformation on social media in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the 2020 Taiwan general elections grow near, a report by a Taiwanese think tank states that China is using "agents" and intermediaries to spread disinformation onl...

Chinese spammers suffer Hong Kong hack attack and personal data leak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese netizens on Di Bar (帝吧), a subforum in Baidu Tieba (百度貼吧), have been calling for spam attacks on the Hong Kong forum LIHKG (連登) but saw instead their personal info...

Hacker posts personal data of 200,000 users of Taiwan job bank 1111 on US forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A foreign hacker has gained access to the private data of 200,000 users of the Taiwanese job hunting website 1111 Job Bank and posted it to an American online forum. Accordi...

Baltimore approves $10M in funding for cyber attack relief

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore City officials approved using $10 million in excess revenue to cover the ongoing cost of the cyber attacks that immobilized some of the cities systems almost two months ago....

US cyber-attack on Iran sends a message to China, North Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Associated Press has reported that following Iran’s attack on a U.S. drone over the Gulf of Oman, the U.S. military carried out a cyber-attack on Iranian defense...

Experts say blackout in Argentina should have been limited

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As authorities in Argentina try to figure out why electricity surged on a transmission line and touched off a massive blackout covering three nations, experts say power ...

Taiwan's Foxconn victim of webmail system hack, employee data compromised

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese company Foxconn has reportedly become the victim of a cyber attack, with assets and employee information compromised by a hack which targeted some private co...

Huge power outage in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela remained engulfed by darkness into early Friday amid one of the largest power outages in years, raising tensions in a country already on edge from ongoing p...

Taiwan one of most impacted countries by WannaCry ransomeware in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was one of the nations most impacted by WannaCry ransomware attacks in 2018, according to a new report. Taiwanese cybersecurity and defense company Trend Micro r...

Taiwan needs to take cyber-security seriously at the highest level

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The escalation in hostility towards Taiwan from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been well reported, but the focus of much of the coverage has been on the possibility o...

Two ways China could paralyze Taiwan with cyberattacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The two ways China could launch a cyberattack against Taiwan include the cutting of undersea cables and the redirection of Taiwan's root domain, according to a report by a ...

Germany on alert for Chinese cyber-attacks and threats to critical infrastructure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a tip from the United States intelligence community, Germany’s Office for Information Security (BSI) has issued a warning to several German companies which are cons...

After report on Huawei's 'Trojan Horse,' Taiwan retains ban on China-made gear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to a report by the National Interest referring to Huawei's products in Taiwan as a "Trojan Horse," the National Communications Commission (NCC) said t...

Austria suspects colonel spied for Russia for decades

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday that a retired colonel in the Austrian army is suspected of having spied for Russia for several decades. Kurz said the colonel is thought to have beg...