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Chinese hackers renew attack on Taiwan democrats

Pro-Chinese pictures installed
Wed Jun 23 2004, 08:56
PRO MAINLAND hackers have attacked the website of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

That follows a claim by Chen's office last week that claimed hackers had snaffled databases from the party.

See Taiwan accuses China of launching cyberwar attack.

Visitors to the party's homepage were shown pictures of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier aiming s rifle while another shows two men raising the Chinese national flag.

Pictures of Chen and his Vice President Annette Lu were also altered so that Chen's head was transposed onto a Kimono clad man, while Lu was transplanted onto a nude woman, said the Taipei Times. The hacker also wrote that he was proud to be Chinese and a Chinese veteran.

The Taiwanese government has been facing increased political pressure from mainland China which regards it as a renegade province. Since Chen's re-election in March, China has reiterating its long-standing vow to take Taiwan by force if it becomes formally independent.

The DPP thinks that the attack might have come from, or at least got the blessing, of mainland China authorities. ยต

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