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LINE accounts of 100 Taiwan officials hacked in mass breach

Cyberattack on popular messaging app suspected of using Pegasus spyware

LINE is one of the most used instant messaging apps in Taiwan.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Hackers breached LINE messaging accounts belonging to more than 100 officials and political figures in Taiwan, it was learned Wednesday.

The hacked accounts include those of bureaucrats, senior party administrators and military officers. The Taiwanese government has confirmed the breach and has initiated an investigation.

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