Taiwan Mobile operator’s security breach hits headlines

Arthur Shay of Shay & Shay writes:

On 15 January 2021 the National Communications Commission (NCC) issued an official order of recall against Taiwan Mobile, one of the country’s top three mobile operators. The order concerned Taiwan Mobile’s self-branded smartphone (the Amazing A32), which had been supplied by a Chinese company and was sold to more than 94,191 subscribers between April 2018 and July 2020.

On 6 January 2021 Taiwan Mobile had sent a notice to its 7,557 subscribers who used the affected smartphone, advising them that a trojan virus had been implanted during the manufacturing process in China, which eventually led to identity theft.

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