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Thousands of Taiwan Government Email Accounts ‘Hacked by China’

August 19, 2020

The damage done was “not small”, according to a top Taiwan cyber official, who said the full impact was still being assessed.

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”.

Tsai, who views Taiwan as de facto independent, won re-election by a landslide in January in what was seen as a strong rebuke to Beijing’s campaign to influence the island.

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