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.