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Trojan-Rigged Phishing Attacks Pepper China-Taiwan Conflict

May 18, 2023


Cyber espionage attacks against organizations in Taiwan have surged against the backdrop of recent political tensions, new research shows.

Trellix this week cited a fourfold rise in malicious phishing emails targeting Taiwanese companies between April 7 and 10 of this year. Networking/IT, manufacturing, and logistics, were hit the most.

The emails followed different archetypes — a fake shipment update from DHL, a fake order for bulk cement, or a fake payment overdue notification.

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