The Institute for National Defence and Security Research says Taiwan’s connections to international communications cables and its .tw root domain address were at risk. Photo: EPA

Taiwan at risk of paralysing cyberattacks from mainland China, security think tank warns

  • Beijing could target undersea cables or force a change to the island’s root domain name, researchers say
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The Institute for National Defence and Security Research says Taiwan’s connections to international communications cables and its .tw root domain address were at risk. Photo: EPA
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.