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Suspected Chinese State Hacking Group Increases Attacks on Taiwan: Report


An alleged Chinese hacking group has been increasing cyberattacks on academic, business, and governmental organizations in Taiwan, according to a report by the Massachusetts-based computer security firm Recorded Future.

The summary identifies the RedJuliett organization, suspected to be headquartered in Fuzhou, as behind the efforts to cause disruption in Taiwanese society.

Recent attacks appeared to have increased to unprecedented levels between November 2023 and April 2024, during the island nation’s presidential campaign season and subsequent inauguration of President Lai Ching-te.

The warning concluded that the primary motivation for the actors was to gather intelligence on Taipei’s economic policy, trade, and diplomatic relations to further Beijing’s policies of destabilizing the government of what it views as a province in disunion.

In addition to RedJuliett’s focus on interdiction against Taiwan’s computer systems, the document also observed that the clandestine organization has expanded its reach to target facilities in Djibouti, Hong Kong, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Rwanda, South Korea, and the United States.

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