Taiwan, trying to stem data losses
to increasing Cyber War attacks from China, has forbidden government personnel from
taking classified computer files home
with them. All classified data must stay at the work place, and hard drives
containing classified data must be reformatted, or completely destroyed, when
those devices are no longer needed for government work.
hackers had been targeting Taiwanese government, and especially military,
officials who take home a laptop, or memory stick, to continue working. China
targets these home users with deceptive emails, or has deals with Chinese language
Internet crooks to report getting inside computers containing classified
information. Bounties are paid for this, not to mention continued immunity from
prosecution within China. This is one reason more and more Internet based crime
is traced back to China. If the criminal hackers help with Chinese spying, they
are protected from foreign prosecution for hacking done overseas. A sweet deal
all around, except for the victims.