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Taiwan's Ministry of Civil Service (MOCS) suffers data breach.


On June 24, 2019, Taiwan's Ministry of Civil Service (MOCS) revealed that a data breach affected the information of 243,376 civil servants. Employee information, such as ID numbers, names, agency information, and job titles, was compromised and posted on foreign websites.

What happened?

On June 22, 2019, the ministry received a notification that there might be a data breach affecting over half a million individuals. It was determined that employees who worked in the local and central government from January 1 to June 2005 were affected. The Executive Yuan's cybersecurity unit was the first to identify the breach.

Immediately after the attack was discovered, the ministry notified the National Center for Cyber Security Technology and all affected individuals. The cybersecurity department is helping the ministry take steps to prevent similar attacks in the future. The Ministry of Justice is currently investigating the breach.

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