National Taiwan University Site Hacked

The Chinese-backed APT27 hackers have reportedly targeted the National Taiwan University (NTU) amid ongoing tensions between Taipei and Beijing. 

According to NTU, its Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research and Development websites were hacked to show “There is only one China in the world.”

NTU said it has already initiated a contingency procedure and that they are already working on re-launching the affected sites.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, NTU’s hacked websites have not yet been restored.

APT27 has released a warning about their attacks prior to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. 

APT27 has already claimed responsibility for recent cyberattacks against branches of 7-11 convenience stores in Taiwan, Taiwan Railway, and the Kaohsiung City Environmental Protection Bureau. 

Aside from website defacement, APT27 also claimed that it has already breached “over 200,000 Taiwanese connected devices” and will not hesitate to escalate if Taiwan “continues to provoke the situation.”

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