Google warns that China is stepping up cyberattacks against Taiwan
China is launching more and more cyberattacks on Taiwan. This was reported by cybersecurity experts at Google, a part of Alphabet, according to Bloomberg.
The company said it has seen a “significant increase” in Chinese cyberattacks on Taiwan over the past six months. At the same time, Chinese hackers are using tactics that make it difficult to track their actions.
“The number of groups in China that are performing hacking and trying to get into technology companies or get into cloud customers is huge,” said the company’s threat analysis department. “I don’t have the exact number, but it is probably over 100 groups that we are tracking just out of China alone.”
Google also reported that hackers are targeting “everything”, including the defense sector, government, and the private sector in Taiwan.
Google’s findings come amid growing concerns about the prospect of conflict in Taiwan. Beijing views it as part of Chinese territory, while the United States supports the island in self-defense.
This is one of the factors that exacerbates relations between Washington and Beijing. But during a recent summit, U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to restore military ties.