09 Aug '11, 6am

Nothing new, but another finger pointing at China: Taiwan opposition party accuses China of hacking

TAIPEI: Taiwan's main opposition party on Tuesday accused hackers backed by the Chinese state of stealing information related to its presidential campaign in the run up to elections in January 2012. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which favours Taiwan's independence from China, said that in the last four months, it had traced more than a dozen cyber attacks to Chinese IP addresses. It said that hackers mainly targeted its presidential campaign planning as the party gears up for elections against the incumbent Ma Ying-jeou of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang party. "We believe it is a common practice for Chinese authorities to employ hackers to steal information abroad, and it poses a serious threat to global Internet safety," said spokesman Chen Chi-mai. The accusation comes after the California-based computer security firm McAfee said last week that 72 targets acro...

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