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Taiwan's DPP targeted by Chinese hackers, cybercrime group says

Website compromised and used to spy on visitors

Hong Kong CNN —  

The website of a major political party in Taiwan has been targeted by Chinese hackers looking to spy on its visitors.

According to cybersecurity firm FireEye, the website of the Democratic Progressive Party – whose leader, Tsai Ing-wen, was recently inaugurated as President of Taiwan – was compromised and replaced with a spoofed site that collected data on users for several days last month.

“FireEye believes this operation likely reflects continued efforts by China-based cyber espionage operators to collect intelligence related to the DPP as it moves Taiwan away from pro-mainland China policies,” FireEye said in a statement.

The DPP did not respond to multiple requests for comment.