Taiwan's DPP targeted by Chinese hackers, cybercrime group says
Website compromised and used to spy on visitors
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.