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...

Taiwan’s National Defense think tank calls for task force to combat false information online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s national defense think tank urged the government to establish a unit dedicated to addressing the growing threat of disinformation, in a Nov. 5 press confere...

China's 'troll factory' targeting Taiwan with disinformation prior to election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A local media outlet reported yesterday (Nov. 5) that China has its own "troll factory," which specializes in training its media and setting up accounts on ...

Taiwan officials: spread of fake news a 'national security threat'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan authorities have expressed that the proliferation of fake news from overseas is becoming a national security crisis. President Tsai met with Deputy Assistant Sec...

After massive Facebook hack, Taiwanese hacker cancels plan to delete Zuckerberg profile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Facebook reported a massive hack on Friday Sept. 28, only a day after a Taiwanese hacker claimed he was preparing to live stream the hacking and deletion of Facebook ...

China to escalate Taiwan cyberattacks ahead of local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is set to endure a fresh wave of Chinese cyberattacks in the lead-up to local elections set for November 24, according to a fresh Bloomberg report. China, North ...

Taiwan proposes NT$1.5 billion in budget to counter Chinese hacking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An amount of over NT$1.5 billion (US$48.36 million) has been earmarked to strengthen Taiwan’s cyber defense capabilities against attacks from China in the central go...

China may use cyber capabilities to influence elections in Taiwan, other S. Asian nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is likely developing technology to attack the weaknesses of social networks, and use them as tools to interfere in the democratic elections of other countries. Th...

FBI warned of worldwide ATM scheme 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A few days after the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) issued a confidential worldwide warning of a potential ATM cyber attack, hackers stole over US$13.5 millio...

Merck Announces Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 27, 2018--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2018. ...