Taipei - Taiwan plans to increase its potential for cyber warfare to counter the threat posed by hackers mainland China for Taiwan official websites, including military, a newspaper reported Sunday in Taiwan, according to AFP.
The Taiwanese government plans to expand its cyber warfare units, despite the overall decline in military spending due to budget cuts, said the newspaper Taipei Times Liberty, citing the draft 2013 budget submitted by the Bureau of National Security, the main intelligence service, the Taiwanese Parliament.
In the first half of 2012, hackers have launched more than a million attacks against the website of the Office, by a prime target, the newspaper said.
"All attacks were detected and blocked, and no hacker has penetrated the official website of the Bureau," assured the daily however, without specifying the number of attacks from the People's Republic of China.
But in a separate report on the modernization of military capabilities in Beijing also sent to Parliament, the Office of National Security has stressed the Chinese cyber threat.
According to the report, "the potential cyber war China established within government units and the army was used to attack government sites, military and economic Taiwan, via computer viruses on the internet. "
This kind of attack happens especially during periods of tension between Taipei and Beijing, which still claims sovereignty over the island, and has made the "reunification" of the latter with the continent one of the dogmas of his diplomacy.