Report: China seeks Taiwan spy for computer hacking

October 31, 2007 08:55

China is seeking an alleged Taiwanese spy who purportedly hacked into sensitive government computer systems on the mainland, a Chinese newspaper has reported. The government-run Global Times said Tuesday that Lee Fang-rong, said to be an agent of Taiwan military intelligence, planted "Trojan" programs in computer systems belonging to unnamed economic, military and diplomatic institutions to steal classified information. A trojan program gives a user remote access to the contents of his target's computer. The Global Times attributed its information to an unidentified official in a "related" Chinese department. It did not identify the department but the implication was that it was part of the Chinese intelligence apparatus.

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