Taiwan has about 30 million cyberattacks each month, of which roughly 60 per cent are from mainland China. Photo: Reuters

Taiwan to put cyber defences to the test in drills with the US

  • About 60 per cent of the millions of attacks on the island each month are from mainland China, official says
  • As well shoring up government cyber units, Taiwan is working with civilian groups to tackle mass attacks on various sectors
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Taiwan has about 30 million cyberattacks each month, of which roughly 60 per cent are from mainland China. Photo: Reuters
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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.