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Digital development needs priority

Taipei Times 02 Apr 2021
The government needs a dedicated unit to help companies deal with the information security challenges posed by hackers and to improve Taiwan’s information security. The issue is not limited to the private sector’s data security against hackers and ransomware, government sector data security is even more important.
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College entrance site reports spike in overseas traffic

Taipei Times 15 Mar 2021
Wei said that although China has banned Chinese students from traveling to Taiwan, and it was initially thought that the Web site was being attacked by Chinese hackers, further analysis of the Chinese IP addresses found that they were spread across major cities, indicating that the visits were likely from interested parties.
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Cybersecurity Firm Says Thousands of Surveillance Cameras in Russia Accessible - Reports

Urdu Point 12 Mar 2021
According to Shodan, the search engine for internet-connected devices, Russia is fifth in the world for the number of surveillance cameras with open IP addresses, sitting behind Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, and the United States.
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Hon Hai sets up EV cybersecurity alliance

Taipei Times 03 Mar 2021
The E-Vehicle Cybersecurity Alliance, which was launched at a forum in Taipei by the Hon Hai Research Institute and the Chinese Cryptology and Information Security Association, would ensure that EVs are safe from hackers, Hon Hai chairman Young Liu (劉揚偉) said. Taiwan’s business ...
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US charges three North Koreans for major hacks and cyber-thefts

Al Jazeera 17 Feb 2021
The hackers extorted or stole more than $1.3bn in cash and cryptocurrency, the US Justice Department said in a press release announcing the charges ... Using fake interbank messages, the hackers attempted to steal from financial institutions in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Taiwan, Mexico, Malta and several African countries, the indictment alleges.
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Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news

The Observer 17 Feb 2021
Still, he might want to think about looking towards Taiwan, rather than Hollywood, for further inspiration. Taiwan has had only nine confirmed Covid deaths so far ... Tang, Taiwan’s first transgender government minister and a self-described “civic hacker”, has done this by fostering digital democracy.
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U.S. charges North Korean hackers in $1.3 billion theft scheme

Sandhills Express 17 Feb 2021
The hackers attempted to steal more than $1.2 billion from banks in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Mexico, Malta and Africa by hacking their computer networks and sending fraudulent messages through a communication system, created ransomware known as WannaCry 2.0 and extorted victims after stealing confidential information, prosecutors allege.
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North Korea ‘tried to hack’ Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine

Al Jazeera 17 Feb 2021
Tuesday’s revelation follows attempts last year by suspected North Korean hackers to break into the systems of at least nine healthcare companies including Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and AstraZeneca ... North Korean hackers gained global notoriety in 2014 when they were accused ...
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Mural of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, North Korea
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North Korea 'tried to hack' Pfizer for vaccine info - South's spies: reports

Manila Standard Today 17 Feb 2021
North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday, according to reports ... - North Korean hackers tried to break into ...
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Nth Korea ‘tried to hack’ Pfizer, says Seoul

Asiatimes 16 Feb 2021
North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, according to reports ... from Taiwan’s Far Eastern International Bank.
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North Korea ‘tried to hack’ Pfizer for vaccine info – South’s spies: reports

Manila Bulletin 16 Feb 2021
North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, according to reports ... Pyongyang’s hackers were blamed for ...
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North Korea 'tried to hack' Pfizer for vaccine info: Reports

The Times of India 16 Feb 2021
North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday, according to reports ... Pyongyang's hackers were blamed for ...
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Taipei 101 tower, as it extends upwards under cloudy skies. Taken on April 2018.
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China Using ‘Cognitive Warfare’ Against Taiwan, Observers Say

Voa News 17 Jan 2021
They say the complexity and frequency of the effort puts Taiwan on a constant defensive ... China’s campaign has intensified since the outbreak of COVID-19, using official means such as flying military jets over Taiwan, and unofficial channels such as news outlets, social media and hackers to spread misinformation.
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China Using Cognitive Warfare Against Taiwan, Observers Say

Beijing News 17 Jan 2021
They say the complexity and frequency of the effort puts Taiwan on a constant defensive ... China's campaign has intensified since the outbreak of COVID-19, using official means such as flying military jets over Taiwan, and unofficial channels such as news outlets, social media and hackers to spread misinformation.
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