Cyber espionage attacks against organizations in Taiwan have surged against the backdrop of recent political tensions, new research shows.
Trellix this week cited a fourfold rise in malicious phishing emails targeting Taiwanese companies between April 7 and 10 of this year. Networking/IT, manufacturing, and logistics, were hit the most.
The emails followed different archetypes — a fake shipment update from DHL, a fake order for bulk cement, or a fake payment overdue notification.
Some of the emails came fitted with malicious attachments, while others contained links to fake login pages designed to harvest credentials.