The Taoyuan City Field Division of the MJIB recently solved the case involving the hacking of email accounts. They arrested the supervisor with surname Huang of the information department in a military academy in Taoyuan. Huang had been accused of using his position to hack several academic email accounts of faculty members and sending false reports to the Complaints of the superior unit under their names from October 22 to 30, 2018. The act seriously affected the reputation and leadership prestige of the academy, so the institution pro-actively reported it to the Taoyuan City Field Division in order to safeguard the unity of the academy and the interests of the victims. The Information & Communication Security Section of the Taoyuan City Field Division investigated the case for several days and prepared sufficient digital evidence before applying to Prosecutor Yeh Yi-fa of the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office for instruction and investigation. On December 14, 2018, after interviewing the suspect Huang and related witnesses, the prosecutor considered the evidence sufficient and ruled on a NT$150,000 bail.
In recent years, there have been several domestic information security incidents where email accounts were cracked and used by hackers. Victims included well-known domestic enterprises, institutions, companies, and individuals, leading to not only the loss of property but also damage to organizational credibility and personal reputation. In this case, the suspect Huang holds a doctorate in science and engineering and has been a full-time teacher of computer communications in the academy. Although currently he is the supervisor of the information department at school, he did not use his expertise to enhance the security of intra-school network and information. On the contrary, he violated the information security regulations of the military and used other people's names for false reports. Fortunately, with the proactive cooperation of the academy and the active investigation of the Taoyuan City Field Division, the case was solved within expectations.
The MJIB appeals to the people not to falsely use the names of other people and violate the law. If names and email accounts have been used and hacked, we urge the victims to actively report to the MJIB. The Bureau will continue to investigate these cases pursuant to the laws and protect the rights of the people.